City of Portland - COPPEA Chapter

Local 17 Union Representatives for COPPEA Members

Amy Bowles, 800-783-0017 ext. 118

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

COPPEA LogoMembership Meetings

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


Contract Information

Current contract is valid through June 30, 2017.

2013-2017 Contract
2010-2013 Contract


Officers

Gerry Verhoef
President

Rachel Whiteside
Vice-President

Katharine Enriques
Secretary

Paul Cone
Treasurer


Stewards

Bureau of Environmental Services
Angie Tomlinson
Ana Brophy
Andrew Neuman
John Wilson
Stephen Rae

Bureau of Technology Services
Keith Holland
Brian Ventura
Katherine Enriques

Bureau of Transportation
Ruthanne Bennett
John Wood
Cate Perry
Gudrun (Goodie) Utz

Bureau of Development Services
Lizbeth Dance
Priscilla Partch

Bureau of Planning
Tyler Bump

Water Bureau
Jamie Wilde
Mia Sabanovic
Stephen Ngai

Shared Bureaus
(Fire, Police, Revenue, BGS, City Attorney’s Office)

Karen Obana

Bureau of Parks and Recreation
Aulani (Jeremiah) Johnson



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November 2011
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