Both the AFSCME Security and AFSCME Security Plus units are gearing up for negotiations regarding Article 25, “Local Working Conditions”. Contract negotiations for addressing language changes on bidding shifts, days off, vacations, voluntary or mandatory overtime, and similar local working conditions is being done separate from and earlier than the rest of the contract. These early sessions are being scheduled throughout the months of October, November and December at your facilities.
Visiting each location and conducting bargaining this way helps give the appropriate attention or focus on these important individual local working condition topics. It also helps avoids interruptions and down time during the regular bargaining, which starts January 2017. Labor Relations managers from the Department of Administrative Services and Department of Corrections will be joining facility management to meet with your elected President, your assigned Oregon AFSCME Council 75 Staff and Council Representative Tim Woolery. Additionally, at least one represented member from each work section will be attending as experts provide further insight at the table and within the worksite.
Please speak to your Local President and/or designated bargaining team member from your location on any specifics within Article 25, “Local Working Condition” proposal that your Local submitted or the Employer’s proposal if any. We will continue updates both in the facilities and online as we go.