Today in labor history, February 23, 2004: San Francisco’s minimum wage increase goes into effect, bringing the hourly rate to $8.50 from $6.75. In 2003, voters approved a local ordinance tying the minimum wage to the regional rate of inflation. The minimum wage in San Francisco is the highest in the nation, currently at $10.55 an hour.
Today in labor history, December 21, 1919: Following a year of massive strikes and political unrest at the end of World War I, the U.S. government deports 249 anarchists (including Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman), communists, anti-war activists, and “labor agitators.”
Click here to read a ten-page document summarizing the tentative agreements reached during bargaining. Please review this information before voting on whether to ratify the contract. (Voting will take place from 8:00 a.m., Friday, August 24, through 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5.) For those of you who would like to see even more detailed information, on Tuesday, August 21, we’ll be posting scans of the actual agreements.
As we move into our next phase of mediation, we are asking our members to make some serious decisions about their future. Will we accept OHSU’s cuts and take-backs or will we stick together to work for a fair and reasonable solution? The attached document is an item-by-item breakdown of the major…
Greetings Brothers & Sisters of AFSCME Local 328:
We know from our scientific telephone survey of several weeks ago that you believe OHSU’s proposals are:
- Unreasonable: OHSU’s proposals are not about shared sacrifice — they are about YOUR sacrifice.
- Unnecessary: OHSU is doing…
So fucking outstanding!
OHSU’s proposals are
Please join your union and your coworkersas we meet together for Unity Break Day.
There will be groups meeting on Thursday, August 2,
at 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
From January 1999 and projected to July 2013, OHSU’s average annual employer contribution to PERS Tier 1 and Tier 2 accounts is less than 6 percent — in some years it was less than 3 percent. From January 2004 and projected to July 2013, OHSU’s average employer contribution to OPSRP is…
Just replace Gov’t with employer and it’s just about right!!!!
July 16, 1947: Birthday of comrade Assata Shakur, revolutionary Black freedom fighter and escaped U.S. political prisoner, currently living in exile in socialist Cuba.
As we move through the later stages of contract negotiations (we’re currently in mediation), the Local 328 bargaining team is receiving a lot of questions about what’s in store for our immediate future. This article should answer many of those questions. One of the most important questions to…
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It has been a tumultuous week at OHSU. We, as AFSCME Local 328 employees, find ourselves at the eye of a storm with state-wide implications — the employer’s PERS proposal has sent shock waves throughout the public sector in Oregon, not just at OHSU. Although the retirement issue is getting a…
YEP! Get to work people!