Published: January 14, 2021

In the midst of this pandemic, our bargaining campaign will undoubtedly look different this year than it has in years past. However, just because we live in a world of social-distancing, doesn’t mean we can’t show our union pride and be active, vocal members fighting for a strong contract in unprecedented times. Below you will find a number of digital tools to use on social media and Zoom to virtually “purple up.”

Step 1- Take the pledge!

Take our bargaining pledge. In these tumultuous times, our need for unity is more important than ever. Bargaining will no doubt be challenging this year with a looming budget shortfall, but if we come together and we all take action, we will be in a strong place. Everyone can support bargaining in their own way, below are some examples of how you can support the effort

Step 2- Spread the word.

Tell the world over social media that you are an essential part of Oregon, and rebuilding from 2020 means investing in our critical public services. You can use the posts below or create your own! Make sure to use our hashtag #IAmEssential and set your post to public so other union members can see your message.

Ready to bargain! #IAmEssential

Posted by President Mike Powers on Friday, January 29, 2021

Ready to bargain! #IAmEssential

Posted by President Mike Powers on Friday, January 29, 2021

Ready to bargain! #IAmEssential

Posted by President Mike Powers on Friday, January 29, 2021

Ready to bargain! #IAmEssential

Posted by President Mike Powers on Friday, January 29, 2021

Step 3- Purple selfie challenge

Send us your purple selfies, the more purple, the better! Include a quote and your name, and we will feature you on our social media as the campaign heats up! See the selfie below for some inspiration.

Step 4- 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.