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OregonSaves Welcomes Childcare Providers to State Retirement Program with $5 Million Boost from American Rescue Plan Funds

The Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) cordially invites you to join us for a month-long recognition of Black excellence in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Labor History Associ

The Yamhill County Employee Association (YCEA)/AFSCME Local 1422 is proud to announce that its members have overwhelmingly voted to ratify the agreement reached with the county last week, after a five-day strike and work stoppage. The agreement highlights the collaborative efforts of these incredibly dedicated workers to address their key concerns and ensure a fair and equitable working environment for all workers. 

The top contract highlights include:

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We are excited to announce that all Oregon AFSCME Central Table locals have successfully ratified their contracts. The Central Table contracts mark a historic pay raise for State workers with COLA increases of over 13% during the next two years. This win is a testament to the strength of our collective bargaining efforts! 

Top Wins of the Central Table Contract

1. $1,500 COLA Bonus in September 2023:

Portland, Oregon–In a display of unity and collective strength, members of AFSCME Local 402 representing OHSU Graduate Researchers their new contract with a resounding 98% "Yes" vote. 

July 18, 2023 - The horrific murder of Cascadia McCarthy Place Mental Health Aide, Haley Rogers has placed a spotlight on the issue of safety at one of Multnomah County’s mental health providers.

When contract negotiations began in May of 2023, the majority of Cascadia workers named safety as their number one concern. Frequent issues raised by members have included the scheduling of just one staff person to oversee a facility, program, or outing, in addition to a weapon risk protocol to protect staff and clients.

A strong majority of the membership participated in two days of voting across multiple sites. Thank you to everyone who made their voices heard throughout bargaining and especially to the members who always get the final say on your contract.

The tentative agreement was ratified with 74% of the voting members in support.

Salem, Oregon — In a landmark move that signifies the power of union action, state workers represented by Oregon AFSCME have reached a tentative agreement on their new contract with the State. This agreement brings unprecedented Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases for the state workers amidst the rapid rise in inflation and the current statewide staffing crisis.

After our first mediation session and months of bargaining, your bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the city on June 29 for a new three-year agreement.