2.1% COLA Effective July 1
The Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for 2015-2016 is 2.1% effective July 1, 2015.
COPPEA Clips - Feb. 2015
$15 Now PDX Campaign
On Feb. 19, City Council unanimously passed legislation for $15 Fair Wage for City employees. However, this does not include part-time, seasonal or contract workers. Local 17 will continue to be part of the diverse coalition of community and labor groups to encourage City of Portland to support a $15 living wage for all City employees and all employees statewide.
For more information on how you can be involved in the $15 NOW PDX campaign, please visit: www.15nowpdx.org
Do You Know
About the Attendance Incentive?
Convert some of your sick leave to vacation leave!
Check out this video - starring some of your fellow Local 17 COPPEA Chapter members - that talks about the Attendance Incentive, a benefit in your contract that allows a percentage of unused annual sick leave to be converted to vacation leave.
Why are Local 17 dues changing from a flat rate to a percentage?
Check out our frequently asked questions for an answer to this question and other dues-related questions. Contact your Union Representative, Amy Bowles, if you have any questions.
Comp Time Amendment
The compensatory (comp) time provision in the Local 17 COPPEA Chapter contract (Article 19, section 7a) has been amended to reflect parity with the cap in the District Council for Trade Unions (DCTU) contract. The cap has been increased from 80 to 120 hours. This change went into effect on July 30, 2014 when it was approved by Council. You can read more in the Letter of Agreement below.
Letter of Agreement - Comp Time
The COPPEA Chapter meets at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. For details on the next meeting, please click here.
Mar. 2015 Meeting Notes
Feb. 2015 Meeting Notes
Jan. 2015 Meeting Notes
Dec. 2014 Meeting Notes
Nov. 2014 Meeting Notes
Oct. 2014 Meeting Notes
Sept. 2014 Meeting Notes
June 2014 Meeting Notes
Current contract is valid through June 30, 2017.
Bureau of Environmental Services
Bureau of Technology Services
Bureau of Transportation
Gudrun (Goodie) Utz
Bureau of Development Services
Bureau of Planning
(Fire, Police, Revenue, BGS, City Attorney’s Office)
Bureau of Parks and Recreation
Aulani (Jeremiah) Johnson
Professional Development Fund