Published: April 29, 2019

Our State bargaining team hit the road last week to share the latest updates, answer your questions, and most importantly, learn from members about what to prioritize.

We visited 36 cities and over 80 different worksites in nearly every corner of the state — including Ontario, Gold Beach, Astoria, and Burns. At each stop we heard the same narrative that showed up in our bargaining survey results: wages, benefits and working conditions. Thanks for letting us visit and sharing your great ideas. We’re hoping to be out on the road again in June, so let us know if you’re interested in a visit.

Last week we met with management to discuss pay differentials (hourly pay increases for positions with specific duties or qualification requirements outside their current compensation) and hear from members who are working for selective salary increases to bring their wages in line to the market standard for their industry. We appreciate everyone for all the hard work and research, and for taking the time to share information about the important work you do and the valuable skills you bring to the State of Oregon. Our next bargaining session is set for May 8th and 9th.

As you know, winning meaningful raises and protecting benefits is our top priority. We know that in order to win, we need to pass revenue reform at the Legislature. Instead of writing a letter or sharing a Facebook post, the best thing you and your coworkers can do to make this happen is to show up, in person, on May 20 in Salem and send a message directly to the people in charge. It’s time to fund public services and support the people who provide them!

We need all your voices to make sure we’re heard loud and clear, register for the United For A Better Oregon rally today!