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Police Records

PPB Staffing Shortage? What Staffing Shortage?

On September 24th, the City finally offered a counter proposal over the impact of the City’s $15 minimum wage ordinance passed on February 18, 2015. The main impact of the ordinance upon our members is within the Police Administrative Support Classification Series, which includes several job classifications that are currently below the required $15 minimum. […]

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Hard Line Bargaining Tactics at the Portland Housing Bureau

After five months of bargaining with the City over the successor collective bargaining agreement at the Portland Housing Bureau, we have only one tentatively agreed to Article. The City has offered nothing but “supposals” (a word only existing in the City of Portland’s lexicon referring to proposals that the City believes are non-binding) since March. […]


City Rewards Plan Is Not Rewarding

At AFSCME, we have been vocally supportive of wellness plans. We have witnessed success at King County and in Illinois. We have also seen some of the pitfalls that can occur during the implementation of these programs at the State of Oregon. We are familiar with them, and know that a small investment up-front, can […]