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Local 17 Members at King County Metro
Right-to-Work Measure Dropped from Ballot in Oregon
On Mar. 3, several measures were dropped from the Oregon ballot, including one to make Oregon a Right-to-Work state. Gov. John Kitzhaber had been working with labor and business groups behind closed doors to reach an agreement. This is great news for Local 17 members in the City of Portland!
COPPEA Chapter VP Appointed to Local 17 Executive Board
COPPEA Chapter Vice President, Rachel Whiteside, joined the Local 17 Executive Board in February 2014. She was appointed by the board in order to fill a trustee position vacated by Brenda Sevilla-Miranda, who was unable to serve the remainder of her term.
Whiteside is a City Planner II for the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services. She has been an active member of COPPEA for many years, and a strong supporter of COPPEA's affiliation with Local 17, which became official in Sept. 2013.
"Local 17 has provided an amazing level of service to COPPEA for the last three years and I welcome the chance to do the same for Local 17," said Whiteside.
2014 Legislative Session
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