Equity Now!

Eben Pullman
Anonymous 92 Comments
556 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Dear Multnomah County Commissioners,

We, the undersigned, support our AFSCME Local 88 bargaining team and respectfully petition you to direct your bargaining team to ensure they work diligently towards a reasonable agreement with our union. Our proposals are not gratuitous.

Union members and the community we serve cannot wait another three years for equity, healthcare, and a living wage. Equity at the County is long overdue, and to be effective it requires a system with checks and balances where frontline county workers are heard. Health care means a benefits plan people can afford to use. A living wage allows staff us live in the county we serve.

Our union has not proposed outrageous demands with hopes of being negotiated back to better-than-average results. We respect and understand the need for responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars. We pay taxes. We pay rent.

Regardless, we expect to be bargained with in good faith; not talked around, placated, and dismissed. We support our bargaining team’s proposals, not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of all workers in our community. Multnomah County should set a high and admirable standard for employers and employees alike in the state of Oregon and nationwide.

We ask that you direct the management bargaining team to work with urgency to reach a contract that reflects the values and the mission of Multnomah County.

  • Travis Stenerson
    Travis Stenerson United States, Portland
    Nov 22, 2017
    Nov 22, 2017
    Library ASA' S need better/living wages.
  • David Dragavon
    David Dragavon United States, Portland
    Nov 20, 2017
    Nov 20, 2017
    It took me 20 years and a transfer and a promotion to get me withing spitting distance of the "median" income for Oregon, That means everyone hired behind me is making less. That seem like we're keeping pace with inflation and housing prices and food and fuel to you?
  • Loriann McNeill
    Loriann McNeill United States, Portland
    Nov 19, 2017
    Nov 19, 2017
    Keep health care costs affordable for our workers!
  • Lili Ristagno
    Lili Ristagno United States, Portland
    Nov 19, 2017
    Nov 19, 2017
    Equity for everyone.
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