COPPEA Clips - Feb. 2015
$15 Now PDX Campaign
Local 17 has joined a diverse coalition of community and labor groups to encourage the City of Portland to support a $15 living wage throughout the city. Local 17 has also made a $500 contribution to the campaign.
For more information on how you can be involved in the $15 NOW PDX campaign, please visit: www.15nowpdx.org.
City of Portland Innovation Grants
Do you have an innovative idea that would make the City of Portland better? What if the City could fund that idea?
The City is now offering microgrants for innovative ideas that promote equity and opportunity in City government, improve customer service, and create a more effective and efficient city! Micro-grants are ideally geared for project proposals around $10,000 or less; however proposals up to $15,000 or $20,000 will be considered. Proposals can be submitted through Feb. 24.
To learn more about the program, or to submit a proposal, visit: innovate.portlandoregon.gov.
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.
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