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STOP THE BULL RUN TAKEOVER

Updated On: Apr 16, 2014 (21:25:00)

JOIN OUR LABOR PARTNERS KNOCKING ON DOORS TO OPPOSE MEASURE 26-156. AN APPRECIATION BARBECUE WILL FOLLOW THE EVENT

SATURDAY APRIL 19th at 10 AM

4530 SE 67th Avenue Portland

Portland Firefighters Association

RSVP by calling John McGovern 503-239-9858


Download: PUD Flyer.jpg

VOTING SCHEDULE

Updated On: Apr 09, 2014 (21:03:00)
Local 189 Voting Schedule

BDS 1900 Building

City Hall

Tuesday, April 15 From 7:30 to 10:00

Tuesday, April 15 from 11:00 to 1:00

Wednesday, April 16 from 2:00 to 5:30

 

 

 

East Precinct

Giles Lake

Thursday, April 17 from 12:00 to 1:00

Thursday, April 10th from 2:30 to 3:30

 

 

Water - Interstate

Justice Center

Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 to 9:00

Tuesday, April 15 From 10:30 to 2:30

Tuesday, April 15 from 3:30 to 5:00

Wednesday, April 16 from 7:00 to 9:00

 

 

Kerby Building – 2929 N Kerby

North Precinct

Thursday, April 10 from 9:00 to 10:00

Monday, April 14 from 8:30 to 10:00

 

 

Portland Building

Printing & Distribution

Monday, April 14 from 7:30 to 5:30

Thursday, April 17th from 3:30 to 6:00

Tuesday, April 15 From 7:30 to 10:00

 

 

 

Property and Evidence

Revenue Bureau

Thursday, April 10th from 11:30 to 2:00

Wednesday, April 9 from 11:30 to 2:00

 

 

Sandy River Station – Head works

Survey Field Office – 1405 N River

Thursday, April 17th from 6:30 to 10:00

Monday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:30

 

 

Water Customer Service

 

Monday, April 14 from 11:30 to 1:00

 

 

 

 

 

Voting at the AFSCME Office will be available from April 9th through April 18th.  Further dates and times may be available.  Contact Rob Wheaton at 503-412-9343 for information and scheduling.


Download: Voting Schedule.pdf
Summery of Changes in the DCTU Contract

Posted On: Apr 06, 2014 (20:23:56)

Download: Summary of CBA Changes.pdf
The Entire Tentative Agreement to be voted on starting on April 9th

Updated On: Apr 06, 2014 (20:22:00)

Download: DCTU 2013-2017 Blackline draft 033114rw.pdf
VOTING ON THE NEW CONTRACT

Posted On: Apr 02, 2014 (18:22:58)

Voting for the new Tentative agreement will start on Wednesday, April 9th and continue until Friday April 23rd. The boxes will be all over the City so our members can all have the opportunity to vote. Watch for schedules on bulletin boards or on this website. Also you can check our Facebook group at AFSCME189.

The Proposed form of Article 6

Updated On: Mar 28, 2014 (17:42:00)

The clause in contention was about materials and skills provided by the City. Work performed by bargaining unit employees includes work that is traditionally performed by the classifications contained in Schedule A, with the equipment and skills currently available to the City and it?s workforce. It shall not include work that the bargaining unit employees do not possess the skills or have the appropriate equipment to perform. Notwithstanding the above, the parties acknowledge that work processes and methods evolve, and the City shall continue to provide employees with the necessary equipment and training to perform work that is a logical and reasonable advancement of the work covered by this agreement.


Download: DCTU article 6 032714 530-5.docx

WE HAVE A DEAL

Updated On: Mar 27, 2014 (23:05:00)

We have a tentative agreement with the City. It has restored the integrity of Article 6 which concerns contracting out. The City has signed a letter of intent which we added to clarify tentative contracting out issues.

Where do we go from here

Posted On: Mar 23, 2014 (09:41:59)

Many of you are wondering what to expect now a strike has been authorized. First of all, the City has asked the bargaining team to return to mediation this Thursday, March 27th. We are hopeful we will resolve the last issue and reach a tentative agreement. We've been approaching this issue from a variety of perspectives and out-of-the-box thinking to satisfy the stated concerns for both parties. We are thankful to have the power of a strike authorization behind us, however, to help encourage the City to settle this contract.

If we find we need to call for a strike, everyone, including the DCTU membership will have a 10-day notice. We will post it in as many places as we can; this newsletter, our Facebook page (AFSCME189), our website and on union boards.

I know this is a scary time and more information is better than less. We'll try to update you as soon as we can with the results of Thursday's mediation. In Unity,

Your AFSCME Bargaining Team.

AFSCME 189 OVERWHELMINGLY VOTES TO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE

Posted On: Mar 21, 2014 (17:11:30)

The votes have been counted and the results are overwhelmingly no to the City's offer. The membership voted to authorize a strike by a margin of over 90%. The numbers were 8% voted yes and 92% no. This is a clear message to the City that we mean business.

LETTER FROM HUMAN RESOURCES

Updated On: Mar 19, 2014 (20:05:00)

Recently Anna Kanwit sent each DCTU member a communication regarding contract bargaining. We want to make sure all our members understand the points of disagreement in our negotiations and further explain our most recent actions and requests of the membership.You should know that this letter contains partial truths and downplays the importance of a potentially dangerous clause the City has included in Article 6 which would actually make it easier to contract out many City jobs.

Our union has been taking a strike authorization vote this week. We are voting over the Last, Best, Final Offer which the City has threatened to implement should we not reach a ratified agreement. Among other concessions, the City's offer:

eliminates most of our protections against contracting out

removes the retroactive .9% COLA

removes the requirement to promote from within

allows forced upgrades

Because of these significant concessions, the bargaining team is recommending a NO vote along with a strike authorization in response to this.

As noted in Anna Kanwit's letter, the DCTU and the City of Portland did return to mediation on March 11th as requested by the DCTU. We were able to resolve most issues with the one notable exception in Article 6: they still want to be able to contract out our work if they fail to provide the skills or the equipment for us to do it ourselves. This frees the City management team to participate in creative budgeting each year.

We continue to receive and provide offers between the City and the DCTU. However, we need to preserve our protections for contracting out our work, and the City needs to respect that need.

Thank you for your continued interest and support in our union.

The AFSCME Bargaining Team



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