What's New at AFSCME 328
By Tara Carnes, Local 328 PAC Chair
Recent events from across the nation and from our own government reinforce our need to stand together against hate and discrimination and emphasizes our critical need to join with each other. Our nation, as well as OHSU and our Union, should include a wide variety of diverse voices. This diversity ensures representation across all voices, and serves as a critically important aspect to create equity at work and in our communities.
The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) wants to invite you to our first Diversity Event, which will showcase the diversity of OHSU’s employees and students, and will connect passionate individuals willing to take a stand against discrimination.
Be engaged and let your voice join others. Network with co-workers from diverse backgrounds represented by the Employee Resource Groups. Watch the film, "At The River I Stand" about Martin Luther King and the Memphis sanitation workers strike. Enjoy light refreshments, start a conversation, find out how AFSCME works for you, how diversity in research helps spread knowledge, and how similar we all are. Listen to a speaker. Ask questions.
Please print the attached flier and share with your coworkers.
Download: AFSCME diversity event FINAL.pdf
Thank you to all of our members who either attended the town hall in person or participated online. If you missed it and would like to see an archived copy, please open the .pdf below for instructions.
Download: How to view the AFSCME PTO townhall.pdf
If you would like a copy of the PTO proposal that was discussed at today's town hall, please see below.
To send PTO feedback, please email: PTOfeedback@local328.org
Download: OHSU PTO Proposal to AFSCME.pdf
The last few months have seen some changes in the partnership between Tuality and OHSU. Earlier this year OHSU acquired the Orenco clinic and their employees, and, effective June 3rd, OHSU will acquire Tuality IT employees.
As well as becoming OHSU employees the transferring Tuality employees also become employees represented by AFSCME Local 328. Orenco employees received a brief orientation to our union at one of their morning huddles and members there signed membership cards within a couple of weeks. They now have a trained shop steward on site and all the protections of a comprehensive collective bargaining agreement, otherwise known as a union contract.
In both cases “accretion agreements” were approved and signed off on by both OHSU and the Local 328 Executive Board. These agreements guarantee immediate representation by our union and the maintenance of Tuality earned seniority for purposes of vacation accrual and layoff protection.
Tuality IT employees will be given a full orientation to our union sometime after June 3rd – the exact date and time has not been determined – and we will have ample time to introduce ourselves and give you a chance to sign a membership card.
In the meantime we are happy to answer any questions either Orenco or Tuality IT employees might have. Go to our website: www.local328.org and click on the “contact us” button on the top menu bar.
We, at Local 328, extend a sincere welcome to our union and we want you to know we will be there for you when you need us.
The CWE Center has released its June class schedule, offering a variety of professional development courses to help you enhance your skills or develop new ones. See the titles below to learn more and register. Be sure to get your supervisor's approval to attend class if it occurs during your scheduled shift.
Interviewing with Confidence
Thursday, June 1 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Explore Career Options Using the Strong Interest Inventory
Wednesday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to noon; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Creating an Effective Linkedin Profile
Tuesday, June 13 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.; BICC/Library Building, Room 122
Tuesday, June 13 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.; BICC/Library Building, Room 122
5 Strategies for Tough Situations
Tuesday, June 6 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Thursday, June 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Essential Presentation Skills (A Two-Part Class)
Part 1: Tuesday, June 13 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Part 2: Tuesday, June 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Manage Your Email
Wednesday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to noon; BICC/Library Building, Room 121
Project Management Basics
Thursday, June 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Download: 2017.6 Classes Print.pdf