Jeff Klatke was re-elected president unopposed.
A “union-neutrality” ordinance could be one of several reforms aimed at improving Multnomah County social services. Currently, low pay and heavy caseloads at nonprofit contractors are producing high turnover and lower quality services.
Multnomah County is proposing to recognize 100 on-call workers as part of the union, while leaving 200 out.
Moffitt was an accountant at the City of Portland and a union officer in AFSCME Local 189 and Oregon AFSCME.
Members of the Portland Police Association hand-delivered letters to emergency communications dispatchers inviting them to leave their union, AFSCME, and instead join the police union.
The two sides have agreed to begin bargaining by March 15.
They work over 50 hours a week doing lab research, but OHSU says they’re students, not workers.
About 270 mental health and addiction recovery workers unionized with Oregon AFSCME in a series of elections held in October and November.
Union authorization cards signed by a majority of the 250 students were submitted Aug. 29.
Redevelopment of the 32-acre downtown site will set the tone for what kind of city Portland will be.
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