Inside this Issue…
2013 has been an eventful year for UO/OUS classified employees and this issue of the Local Focus newsletter revisits some of the most important events.
Nine months of bargaining informed, engaged and empowered a record number of members. On step increases the bargaining agreement includes a mandate to secure $1.15 million in the February 2014 legislative session. The front page article, “Step Up for Our Step Increases” lays out the basic plan for winning funding for our steps. It took a concerted and sustained effort to bring bargaining to a successful conclusion, the article on pages 4-5 captures the many members who made significant contributions. Thank you to everyone who stepped up during bargaining!
Another campaign reached a milestone this year – this issue has several articles speaking to the creation of the new UO Institutional Board and our representation on the board. 2014 promises to be eventful and “Election of New Officers Coming Soon” highlights one way to be engaged in our union as we face issues together.