What's New at AFSCME 328
AFSCME Council 75 2nd Annual Women’s Conference
Feeling great about the Women’s March this weekend – looking for ideas on how to turn that into action?
Join the AFSCME Local 328 Women’s Committee in Salem March 3rd and 4th for the 2nd Annual Oregon AFSCME Women’s Committee Conference.
AFSCME Local 328 has created 10 seats for attending this Union event in Salem Oregon. We are seeking interested local 328 female members who would like to attend this training and networking opportunity.
What is included:
Registration fee of @25.00
Shared hotel space with other 328 members. Local 328 will host 3 rooms at the event hotel – Double Tree by Hilton: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/…/doubletree-by-hi…/index.html
Dinner Friday Evening – TBD as a shared no-host event (there will be refreshments at the event meeting at 6:30); Saturday breakfast and lunch
Registered members will work to create a carpooling rideshare, mileage will be reimbursed.
Instructions to attend:
Please complete the registration form and submit it to the AFSCME Local 328 by email at Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org, or interoffice to Vivian at UHS-O or drop off in person to any Unit Steward - they can assist you with getting it to the right person.
Friday 3rd March 2017
Evening 6:30-10:00 pm :
6:30-8:20 pm: Flexing your Political Muscle
8:30-10:00 pm: Ice Breaker-Bunco (we have some Great Prizes)
Saturday 4th March 2017
Continental Breakfast at the Union Hall 7:30-8:30
Morning Speaker: Oregon Governor Kate Brown
(if we have more than 50 signed up we will do a am & pm training for both workshops)
Morning Training Session 8:45-12:00 pm : "Making your Voice Count"-Assertive Communication Training
Key Note Speaker: TBA, Lunch Provided
Saturday Afternoon Training Session 1:30-4:30 pm: Race and Gender Equity: Choosing to be an Ally
The following email was sent to members on Thursday December 8th:
We are writing to let you know that OHSU has advised our union that our members, along with other OHSU employees, will be receiving an email from OHSU about replacing our current sick leave/vacation system with a PTO (personal time off) system. Any proposals which may affect accruals and the ability to access sick leave and vacation are, by their nature, very concerning.
Unfortunately, some managers at OHSU have already begun telling their employees about this, before the union was even informed by OHSU of its intentions, and have been presenting it as if it was an accomplished fact. We have been getting concerned communications from our members.
Therefore, we believe we must immediately inform our members that this communication will be coming from OHSU. It’s unfortunate that OHSU has chosen to proceed in this manner rather than taking a more collaborative approach.
OHSU cannot implement any changes in our contract or our vacation/sick leave process without our union’s agreement, and we do NOT have to agree.
Communications to you from OHSU may say that PTO will be implemented and it may be presented as if it were a done deal.
In fact, it is not a done deal.
OHSU intends to make this change for their unclassified employees, and they intend to propose it to ONA during the nurses’ contract bargaining, which is currently under way. We do not yet know precisely what the proposal looks like.
There will be more information from us in the near future but we want to assure our members that no agreements of any kind will be made that affect Local 328 members without thorough and inclusive discussions with our membership.
We are not pleased with the way that this has been presented to our union and to our members.
Trying to push our members into accepting a change which hasn’t even been discussed with our union is not a good way to start discussions. We have asked our legal counsel to look into the way OHSU has conducted themselves in this matter.
Our Council is participating in the Toys for Tots program to help needy kids this holiday season. Drop off new and unwrapped toys to any Oregon AFSCME Office by Dec. 17th.
Toys will be given to children from 0 to 12 years old, so donate accordingly. When you drop your toys off, make sure to let us know what Local you are from so we can thank them for their participation.
Download: Holiday Toy Drive -- Final 2.pdf