July 2016 Local Focus

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May 2016 Local Focus

Local Focus is the official newsletter of SEIU 085 representing University of Oregon employees. We recently redesigned the print newsletter and plan to improve the email newsletter experience. Please read about the following in the PDF file, and please send …

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November 2015 Local Focus

Read the latest issue of Local Focus here. Local Focus – November 2015 Ratification YES and a Big Thank You By Johnny Earl, Chief Bargaining Delegate Sisters and Brothers, CONGRATULATIONS on a hard fought contract victory! We were able to maintain …

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October 2015 Local Focus

Make the UO Great and Respect Classified Workers By Kurt Willcox, Chief General Council Delegate and UO Trustee The UO Board of Trustees held an executive session on September 5 to talk about SEIU negotiations. The faculty trustee and I …

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September 2015 Local Focus

Bargaining Update: We Need a Fair Contract — and We Need It Now! By Johnny Earl, Chief Bargaining Delegate Since January, our union’s Higher Education Bargaining Team has been working hard to ensure that we get a fair and equitable …

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August 2015 Local Focus

Pay Cut? No Way! By Johnny Earl, Chief Bargaining Delegate Dear Sisters and Brothers, We had a very positive legislative session and recently learned that the University of Oregon received an increase of 18 percent funding from the Higher Education …

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July 2015 Local Focus

We’re in Contract Extension Time! By Johnny Earl, Chief Bargaining Delegate Dear Sisters and Brothers, During our June 18th and 19th bargaining session at PSU we made some progress, but we still haven’t talked about the big economic issues that …

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June 2015 Local Focus

We Need Real Progress in Bargaining Soon or We’ll Be Moving On to Mediation By Johnny Earl, Chief Bargaining Delegate Our current contract will expire on June 30th and a tentative settlement on a new contract is far out of reach …

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May 2015 Local Focus

Challenges Face New UO President Schill By Kurt Willcox, Chief General Council Delegate The UO Board of Trustees recently announced the hiring of a new president for the university – Michael Schill, who is currently the Dean of the University …

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April 2015 Local Focus

It’s Finally Time to Begin Serious Negotiations! By Johnny Earl, Chief Bargaining Delegate On April the 9th the bargaining teams from all seven universities, both labor and management, will have met five different times since January. In past years, bar gaining would …

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