AFSCME 2831 - Lane County

This past Saturday, you might have been cooking a late breakfast, planning a fun weekend activity or taking some quiet time with your family.

AFSCME Members from all across Oregon have been contacted by a group called the Freedom Foundation / Opt-Out Today.

It’s easy to say that the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, but hearing this firsthand from AFSCME Retirees, many of whom have dedicated their lives to public service and making America a better place to live, shows the urgency to us all.

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As we approach the end of 2020, we are preparing to enter into bargaining again early next year.  It is vital that we have accurate compensation comparison data and we need every member’s help with that!  As a reminder, there are five “comparable” counties that are used when discussing market wages: Marion, Washington, Jackson, Deschutes, and Clackamas.  We are asking each of you to help by completing the attached spreadsheet for your job classification.  A link to both job descriptions as well as pay rates for Lane County and each of the five comparable counties is included in the spreadsheet.  We are asking that you list your job classification and pay rates at Lane County and then find your comparable job classification and min/max hourly rate in each of the five comparable counties.  If you work in a classification that can be found in multiple departments and divisions at Lane County (e.g. Office Assistant) please also list your department/division in your Lane County classification title.  When you are done, you can email the spreadsheet to: [email protected]

A few important notes:

  • Select the job classification that most accurately matches your duties for each county (even though it may have a different name.) 
  • You may not be able to find a comparable position in EVERY county- that is okay!
  • If you have specific questions about your classification for the market review, please reach out to: [email protected]

2020 is going to be one of the most important elections in recent years. Oregon AFSCME will be working hard to elect pro-worker candidates up and down the ticket, from City Council to Secretary of State.

Volunteer efforts are more important than ever. Traditional door to door is not possible at the moment so every phone call and text we send has a much larger impact. Sign up here for upcoming volunteer events.

We will be looking for members to join with virtual phone banks, text banks, and other volunteer activities for pro-worker candidates across the state. Training will be provided and we will run a Zoom during the events for social breaks and on the call tech support.

All you need to call is a phone and a computer with an internet connection, a headset would be helpful if you have one. For texting, you can access the website from a smartphone or computer.

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