Published: July 25, 2022


Welcome to your one-stop-shop for everything CAT-related on the Human Services team! This page is updated on an ongoing basis to make materials available to CATs so be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates about events and new bargaining initiatives.

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October 21, 2022: Human Services CAT Training & Update

These meetings are here to keep us organized, equipped and informed. Each meeting will include training, insight into behind-the-scenes work being done to prepare for bargaining and legislative work, and concrete actions that you can take to build labor’s visibility and strength in your worksite or program. RSVP today!

Note: Monthly CAT Training & Update happens every 3rd Friday of the month

October 2022 CAT Project: Bargaining Survey Collection

Right now, State employees across Oregon are preparing to fight for a fair contract in 2022 and 2023. In order to prioritize and address the issues that matter to state workers most, your elected bargaining team need to hear from you! Be sure to complete your bargaining survey and let your bargaining team know what matters most to you.

As a leader, we are coming to you first, to help spread the word about the State bargaining survey. Use the link above to send to your co-workers and encourage them to complete the survey themselves. This is a survey for members of our union only. If a non-member takes the survey, we will not count it. Please talk to non-members in your worksite to invite them to join so they can participate as well. If a non-member registers online before November 9th, they will receive a bargaining survey automatically. If you did not receive the survey link, or need a list of non-members among your CAT assignment, please contact your organizer.

A campaign timeline that shows the various steps leading up to bargaining. Spring 2022 - Human Services Summit, POP Concepts Submitted, Survey, Strategy Session & Planning. Summer 2022 - Activating CAT Teams, Recruiting Selectives Teams, 1st Membership Drive, Bargaining Training, Activating Committees. Fall 2022 - Bargaining Surveys, Selectives Training, EBoard, Leg Concepts Due (Sept), Draft Bills from Committees (Dec). Winter 2022-2023 - Bargaining (December-June), Legislative Session (Jan-June), Governor's draft budget (Feb). Spring 2023 - Bargaining (cont.), Revenue Forecast (May). Summer 2023 - Ratification or Strike.

Purple up your virtual meeting!

We’ve all been in a lot more Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts, Skypes, or other virtual meeting software. That doesn’t mean you can’t show your union pride and rep the bargaining campaign just like you can in person. Click either of the images below to go to the full-sized version, then right-click on desktop or hold on mobile to download.

You can learn more about how to add a virtual background on Zoom by going here, Teams by going here, or Google Meet by going here.

Union Meeting and Bulletin Board Resources

Domestic Violence Info Flyer

Who is Opt Out Today? Flyer

Know Your Rights Flyer

Union Difference Flyer

Dues: An Investment in Power Flyer