Local Monthly Meetings

SEIU UO Labor Choir, Members Gear Up for Rally

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Actions Matter – CATs Connect Union Members, Relay Details During Contract Bargaining

Members of the Contract/Contact Action Team are activists within each worksite. During bargaining, CATs keep their co-workers updated and communicate ideas and feedback from members to the people on the bargaining team. CATs also organize co-workers to sign petitions and …

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September 2015 Local Meeting

The local meeting this month was an interesting one: not only did it take place in the Education building (due to ongoing construction on the new EMU), but the focus of the meeting–the bargaining update–was delivered by Johnny Earl–via phone …

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Monthly Local Meeting – August 13th, 2015

  We held our Annual Union BBQ & Rally yesterday after management declared impasse! It was awesome to see support from students and other unions on campus as we try to move forward with bargaining! Over 150 people came out!

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Monthly Local Meeting – June 10th, 2015

Our new local president, Theodora Ko-Thompson, kicked off the meeting by talking about recent staffing changes at SEIU 503 and who will be field organizers for the University of Oregon. Then Theodora and former president Carla McNally exchanged gifts. Theodora …

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Bargaining Rally – July 9th, 2015

  The bargaining rally in the Knight Library Memorial Quad was a great success and many people from all over campus attended including faculty, graduate students, and students. The event was kicked off by the Labor Choir who sung an inspiring …

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Monthly Local Meeting – May 13th, 2015

Carla McNelly opened the meeting with the startling statistic that 17 classified staff had been laid off in April. In a somewhat related vein, Kurt Wilcox spoke next in the capacity of his new position, with information about how to attend …

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Monthly Local Meeting – April 8th, 2015

Rolando Figueroa, our local field organizer, started off the meeting by making a few announcements about upcoming events. April 15th there will be a rally in front of Johnson Hall at 12 PM. The rally is in support of bargaining …

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Monthly Local Meeting – March 11th, 2015

SEIU 085’s monthly local meeting was held in the EMU Gumwood room. We had several speakers come to talk about bargaining on campus. There were representatives from SEIU, United Academics, and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation. The first speaker was Johnny …

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Monthly Local Meeting – February 11th, 2015

This month’s local meeting was held in a very special place on campus, the Many Nations Longhouse. We had a presentation from Gordon Bettles, the Many Nations Longhouse Steward, about the history and significance of the Longhouse to local native …

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