March 17 was the second bargaining session with the city.

Bargaining was very productive with your bargaining team and management reaching tentative agreements on several articles.

PORTLAND, OR - Workers at JOIN, a social service organization that supports people experiencing homelessness in their transition to permanent housing, and JOIN leadership announced in a unified sta

Workers At New Avenues For Youth File for Union Representation With AFSCME

On February 7 your bargaining team met with the City for the first time.

We provided the City with a robust proposal that included wage and compensation language that reflects the value we all bring to this community. We have also requested several pieces of information to help us decide if additional proposals are necessary.

Unfortunately, while we discussed ground rules, we were not able to come to an agreement on them.

We have not agreed on when to meet again, but are exchanging times and dates for a minimum of four more bargaining sessions.

"Governor Kotek's budget plan is a step in the right direction and begins to address the significant staffing shortages in the State. It invests in Oregon workers and makes recruitment and retention in some of our most struggling agencies a priority. Investments in those agencies hardest hit by staffing are important, and we must also continue to prioritize funding for behavioral health and housing, but we need to make sure we do more.

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Oregon AFSCME Behavioral Health and Supportive Housing Worker Settle Strong Contracts With Central City Concern and Transition Projects

Oregon AFSCME Local 328 Settles Historic Contract With OHSU

Contract Includes Massive Investments in Workers

Oregon AFSCME Local 328 and OHSU have settled a historic contract after more than seven months of bargaining and 93% of voting members authorizing a strike.

Highlights of the contract include:

January 1, 1978. Jimmy Carter was President, the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love” topped the charts, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees gained 157 new members in Corvallis, Oregon. AFSCME membership would surpass one million that year.

The Gazette-Times reported on December 20, 1977 that contract negotiations would begin that January between the City and AFSCME.