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2014 2015 orientation

OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14

2014-2015 orientation


About osea

About OSEA

  • The Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) is a labor union that represents 20,000 educational employees working in Oregon school districts, community colleges, education service districts, Head Start agencies, libraries and park and recreation districts.


About osea1

About OSEA

  • As one of the largest labor unions in Oregon, and with the second largest membership of educational staff, OSEA is a recognized leader within the state’s labor and education community.


About osea2

About OSEA

Every OSEA chapter receives assistance with:

  • contract negotiations

  • contract enforcement

  • grievance representation

  • organizing members around issues of concern

  • communications


About osea3

About OSEA

OSEA provides resources for members in the areas of:

  • professional development leadership training

  • steward and building employee representative training

  • union building

Examples of offerings:

  • Peer Support Training

  • Time Management

  • Self Protection

  • Lift Certification

  • Food Service Ergonomics

  • New/Sub Custodian Academy

  • Effective Communication


About osea4

About OSEA

  • At every level, from local elections to statewide programs, OSEA promotes and protects the interests of members through education, political action and lobbying at the state Capitol.


About osea5

About OSEA

  • OSEA members are public and private employees, but they are also community members who care about their neighbors, schools, state and nation. It is for this reason that OSEA feels like so much more than a union, it is like family.


Organizational structure

OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE


State level organization

State Level Organization

A Member’s Union

At the annual conference, member delegates:

  • Approve the state budget

  • Make decisions that determine how the organization will operate


State level organization1

State Level Organization

Executive Director, Rick Shidaker

  • Advises State Executive Board Members

  • Runs the state organization

  • Directs state-level support staff, including:

    • Organizers

    • Field Representatives

    • Public Relations Reps.

    • Technology Staff


State level organization2

State Level Organization

State Executive Board

  • Unpaid volunteers who are OSEA Members

  • Elected by delegates at annual conference

  • Holds regular meetings to attend to business between annual conferences


State level organization3

State Level Organization

  • Zone Directors

    • Provide assistance to chapters

    • Facilitate communication between chapters

    • There are seven zones, Chapter 14 is in Zone 2

Zone 2 Director,

Jane Carlson


State level organization4

State Level Organization

  • Field Representatives

    • Act as an advisor in contract negotiations

    • Provide assistance to chapter leadership

    • Represent employees in disciplinary proceedings


Our osea field representative

Our OSEA Field Representative

  • Kieran Carney

    • represents OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14 and several other chapters

  • Contact Information

    • Office: 503.223.1807

    • Email: [email protected]


Local level organization

Local Level Organization

Members*

  • Elect Executive Board

  • Ratify Contracts

  • Approve Chapter Budget

  • Conduct chapter business at chapter meetings

  • May serve on chapter committees

* You must submit a signed membership card in order to have the rights of membership


Local level organization1

Local Level Organization

Chapter Committees

  • By-Laws

  • Contract Negotiations

  • Insurance

  • Scholarship

If you are interested in joining a committee, contact one of the Executive Board members


Local level organization2

Local Level Organization

Executive Board

  • President, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary

  • Unpaid volunteers who do association work outside of regular work hours

  • Conduct business between chapter meetings

  • Elected to 2-year terms by members

  • President and Treasurer elected in even numbered years; Vice President and Secretary elected in odd numbered years


2014 2015 chapter executive board

OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14

2014-2015 Chapter executive board


President

President

  • Julie Salisbury

    • Instructional Assistant, Candy Lane Elementary

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: julie.salisbury @orecity.k12.or.us

    • Text/Cell: 503.407.6566

    • Candy Lane x 8150


President1

President

  • Responsibilities include:

    • Set the chapter and Executive Board meeting schedules

    • Preside at all chapter meetings

    • Attends other meetings of interest to the chapter (i.e. district budget committee meetings)

    • Appoints committee chairs and members

    • Protects the rights of all employees in the bargaining unit


Vice president

Vice President

  • Traci Sether

    • Instructional Assistant, Ogden Middle School

  • Contact Information

    • Email: traci.sether @orecity.k12.or.us

    • Ogden Middle School x 8300


Vice president1

Vice President

  • Responsibilities include:

    • Attend chapter meetings

    • Act as ex-officio member of the School Board

    • Assist the President

    • Act as President in that officer’s absence


Treasurer

Treasurer

  • Vicki Poyser

    • Instructional Assistant, Gardiner Middle School

  • Contact Information

    • Email: vicki.poyser @orecity.k12.or.us

    • Gardiner Middle School x 8200


Treasurer1

Treasurer

  • Responsibilities include:

    • Attend chapter meetings

    • Receive and bank all money for chapter

    • Pay bills for chapter

    • Bookkeeping for chapter

    • Maintain membership records

    • Prepare monthly treasury report to be sent to OSEA in Salem


Secretary

Secretary

  • Darla Lancaster

    • Secretary, Eastham

  • Contact Information

    • Email: darla.lancaster @orecity.k12.or.us

    • x 8508


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Secretary

  • Responsibilities include:

    • Attend chapter meetings

    • Record minutes of chapter meetings

    • Transcribe unapproved minutes and sends them to the President for review

    • Present minutes for approval at next chapter meeting

    • Keep copies of all agendas, unapproved and approved minutes


Benefits of membership

OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP


Benefits of membership1

Benefits of Membership

  • Eligibility to vote on local and state association issues

  • Eligibility to attend association state, regional and national conferences

  • Eligibility to serve on a chapter committee

  • OSEA Journal Newspaper delivered to your home

  • OSEA E-News (state union news emailed directly to you)

  • Access to OSEA and AFT resources, including training


Osea aft benefits and discounts

OSEA/AFT Benefits and Discounts*

  • $1 million occupational liability coverage

  • Entertainment, sporting events and theme park discounts

  • Costco enrollment promotion

  • AT&T wireless discount

  • Health Club Discounts

  • Pet insurance

  • Medical, dental, vision, presciption and supplemental life insurance

  • Hearing aid discount

  • Union auto purchase discount program

  • Park-N-Fly discount


Osea aft benefits and discounts1

OSEA/AFT Benefits and Discounts*

  • Union member mortgage program

  • Discounts on auto and home insurance

  • Union motor club program

  • Car care and car rental discounts

  • Estate planning discounts

  • Union-endorsed credit card

  • Credit counseling assistance

  • Computer purchase discounts

  • Discounts on flowers and magazines

    * This list subject to change


How to become an osea member

How to Become an OSEA Member

  • Complete and sign the membership application card in your OSEA packet

  • Mail the application card


Resources for members

OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14

Resources for members


Osea aft

OSEA & AFT

  • OSEA Information: osea.org

  • OSEA Benefits: osea.org/member-benefits

  • AFT Information: aft.org

  • AFT Benefits: aft.org/benefits


Chapter website 14 osea aft org

Chapter Website: 14.osea.aft.org

  • About Us: Contacts, Building Reps., Committees

  • News: Local, State and National

  • Membership: Benefits, Key Documents

  • Actions and Events: Take Action, Events (includes meeting dates)


What you need to know

FOR ALL CLASSIFIED STAFF

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Weingarten rights

Weingarten Rights

  • If an employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he or she says (in an investigatory interview), the employee has the right to request union representation.


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Weingarten Rights

  • When the employee makes the request for a union representative to be present, management has three options:

    • (1) Stop questioning until the representative arrives;

    • (2) Call off the interview; or

    • (3) Tell the employee the interview will be called off unless the employee voluntarily gives up his/her right to a union representative (an option the employee should always refuse).


Weingarten rights2

Weingarten Rights

  • Once an employee asks for union representation, any attempt by management to continue asking questions before a union representative arrives is illegal.

  • The representative must also be allowed to speak privately with the employee before the interview.

  • http://osea.org/on-the-job/your-rights/weingarten-rights/


Your contract

Your Contract

  • Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

    • Where to find them:

      • Chapter website under Resources/Key Documents

      • OCSD site under Departments/Human Resources/Contracts

      • Hard copies available from Human Resources

    • Become familiar with the CBA and MOUs

    • If you have questions about them, contact the chapter President or another Executive Officer


Need assistance

Need Assistance?

  • If you need assistance, or if something does not seem right

    • Refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and MOUs

    • Contact your building representative

    • Contact chapter President or another Executive Officer

    • Contact the OSEA Field Representative for the chapter


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