Do you have an hour to help make our union stronger? Sign up now for campus outreach week at a PCC campus winter term.
What can I expect? Sign up to be matched with an experienced colleague to do outreach to other PCC employees. We will be walking the campus to office locations, as well as calling home phones. (The largest number of non-members are part-time faculty who can be hard to find on campus!)
We will have snacks in the phoning rooms, and a chance to meet campus colleagues you may not see very often.
At the end of the two weeks of campus outreach, we will be organizing on a Saturday to try to reach members at home. These home visits give an opportunity for more extended conversations about the ways union involvement leads to better working conditions and a better education for our students — with widespread benefits to our entire community as a result!
Even a half hour can make a huge difference in strengthening our union. Go to this sign up form to let us know you are willing to be a part of this outreach, and to indicate when you are available.
SY on 1/16 (Tuesday)
CA on 1/17-18 (Wednesday and Thursday)
RC on 1/22-23 (Monday and Tuesday)
SE on 1/24-25 (Wednesday and Thursday)
House visits on 1/27 (Saturday)
Thanks for your help!
Nick Hengen Fox
Co-chairs of PCCFFAP’s Organizing Committee
Can you believe it’s the 45th annual Faculty & AP Picnic on September 29th at Willamette Park?
No need to bring anything but yourself, family, significant other.
Join co-workers for a picnic at the end of the first week of Fall term.
After 15 years working as the Labor Relations Specialist for PCCFFAP and PCCFCE, Michael Canarella is retiring. His expertise in labor law, contract negotiations, union activism, and ability to address the needs of our members is going to be missed.
Please join us to send Michael into his very well-deserved retirement!
Date: Wednesday, Sept 27
Time: 3:00-5:00pm (drop in anytime)
Where: Seasons and Regions, 6660 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
Appetizers, drinks, and cake to share.
Email Heidi.Edwards@pccffap.org with questions.
Your FFAP and FCE Joint Bargaining Team (JBT) met with the administration team on August 22nd and 24th at the CLIMB Center. The Federations made an alternative proposal and the admin team has agreed to cost it out. The JBT is now hopeful that a framework for the contract can be agreed upon soon, even though we are still significantly apart in dollars.
The admin team also made some more funds available for the contract because of proposed FSLA regulations not being implemented at the Federal level.
Finally, new meeting dates were set:
- Monday, September 11 9am-2pm
- Wednesday, September 13 9am-pm
Interested observers are encouraged to sign up to attend the next meetings at the CLIMB Center. Observers get to provide immediate feedback to the JBT during caucuses and after the meeting. Your attendance is not only valuable as a show of solidarity, but it also helps to spread the word to your colleagues about the negotiations.
Here are some things you can do right now:
- Sign up to attend the next bargaining session right now! (The deadline to sign up for the September 11 meeting is Wednesday, September 6)
- Please Button up!
- Attend upcoming PCC Board Meetings
- Wear a Transparency T-shirt, available at the Federation office.
- Spread the word to your colleagues!
Yours in solidarity,
Acting FFAP VP of Communications, on behalf of your Joint Bargaining Team
(Frank Goulard, Allison Gross, Peter Seaman, Michael Cannarella, Shirlee Geiger, Jeff Grider, Cherie Maas-Anderson, Elisabeth Garcia Davidson)
A fun time was had by all at the Labor Day Picnic at Oaks Park on September 4, 2017. Special guests, Governor Kate Brown and AFT-Oregon President David Rives, joined in the fun!
Photos courtesy of Michael Canerella