|LOCAL UNION NEWS
(continued from News page)... Michael Mann has joined Teamsters Local 223 as a Labor Representative. Mike achieved retirement from the public sector after 28 years of service with the Corvallis Police Department. For most of his career, Mike was a street-cop on patrol, a trainer and a leader within his labor association. Along with his fellow association board members and Teamsters Local 223, Mike developed a strong working relationship with management. His former agency is an internationally accredited agency with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CPD is the only agency in Oregon that has been awarded the “Gold Standard with Advanced Meritorious Certification,” partly due to Mike’s work in training, policy development and ensuring policy compliance. He is a certified Force Science Analyst, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) instructor and instructs on many aspects of law enforcement including authority, physical skills, police legitimacy and force response. Mike also serves on the Executive Board of the Oregon Peace Officers Association (OPOA), which focuses on training and providing state-wide awards to criminal justice professionals.
Since arriving at Teamsters, Mike has been involved in contract negotiations with Douglas County Public Works employees and the McMinnville Police Association and is gearing up for negotiations with the Benton County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. He has also helped address labor issues for the Yamhill Sheriff’s Employees Association (vacation scheduling, internal affairs), the Coos Association of Deputy Sheriffs (dispatch scheduling, internal affairs) and for Douglas County Public Works employees (meals during extended shifts, position change, timesheet submission). His groups will also include the Corvallis Police Officers Association, the Coos County Road Department, the Lebanon Police Association and the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office Association. Mike is looking forward to keeping labor organizations strong and working for the interests of members!
Dave Tully reports: “First, I would like to take a minute and thank the many members that sent cards, phone calls and well wishes during my recent health scare. The love and prayers are very helpful in getting back to my old self and are very much appreciated by myself and wife.”
Teamsters Federal Credit Union ratified a 3-year successor agreement which included wage increases, pension increases and maintenance of the H&W premiums to the membership. This is your Credit Union still and not open to the community. I highly encourage that our members utilize YOUR Union Credit Union.
Contracts have been signed on the Oregon Transfer successor agreement and will be distributed out to all facilities shortly. The Union has found out that the company’s properties are a very hot commutate and there are multiple companies interested in the properties owned by the family. We are keeping a close eye on the possible sale in hopes of retaining a Union employer and membership.
Karine Robburts reports that Washington county negotiations have been going well until we discussed retro pay and increases. We have two more bargaining sessions at set up before we look at mediation. I am hopeful that we can work something out in regard to both. Tillamook County Sheriffs are getting ready to begin the pre-negotiation process for their new contract. They have a new sheriff, Jim Horton, and are hopeful that these negotiations will be much better for our members. Tillamook 9-1-1 is looking at a year extension of their current contract if the pay increase is substantial. They are very low in staffing currently due to low pay and unfavorable hours. Clean Water Services and Teamsters 223 continue to work on a very positive relationship going forward from the last contract negotiations. The employer has been extremely reasonable as we work through some leftover employee issues.
Since June 24, 2019, Southern Oregon Labor Rep Brent Jensen has ratified collective bargaining agreements with Brookings General Unit and the Eagle Point General Unit. He has filed a Demand to Bargain with Klamath 911 District over the employer’s extension of vacation benefits to half-time employees. Brent has also filed a grievance on behalf of a terminated Lake Health District employee.
Leslie Sloy reports: It’s hard to believe the time has come to say goodbye to legend, Secretary-Treasurer Clayton Banry. Everyone who knows and has had the pleasure of working with Clayton will agree that he is one of a kind and will be missed greatly. On behalf of the staff of Local 223, we all thank you Clayton, for all your support and advice over the years; you’ve been a great co-worker, the best boss, and friend. Wishing you all the very best for your retirement, you deserve it!
WITHDRAWAL CARD INFORMATION
Please remember to contact the Local Union to see if you are eligible for a withdrawal card if you do not work any days in the bargaining unit during the current calendar month. Your dues must be paid current at the time of your request for the withdrawal card. It is very important to request a withdrawal card in a timely manner as dues can accrue until a withdrawal card is requested. If you return to bargaining unit work, please contact the Local Union to deposit your withdrawal card and return to “active” member status with the Local Union.
ADDRESS CHANGE: Please call us with any address changes. Thank You!
T-SHIRTS, JACKETS, AND HATS
T-SHIRTS, JACKETS, AND HATS are available to buy from the office of Local 223. The 100% cotton T-Shirts come in navy, black or ash starting at $8. We offer two styles of jackets: navy satin baseball (sizes L - 3XL); or the black poplin (sizes S - 3XL). The hats are $7.50 and come in solid navy or solid black and two tone, khaki & black or khaki & navy.