City of Portland - COPPEA Chapter

Local 17 Union Representatives for COPPEA Members

Amy Bowles, 800-783-0017 ext. 118

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:

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.

April 2015 Meeting Notes
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
Aug. 2014 Meeting Notes
July 2014 Meeting Notes
June 2014 Meeting Notes
May 2014 Meeting Notes

Contract Information

Current contract is valid through June 30, 2017.

2013-2017 Contract
2010-2013 Contract


Gerry Verhoef

Rachel Whiteside

Katharine Enriques

Paul Cone


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

Bureau of Technology Services
Paul Cone
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
Rachel Whiteside

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
Gerry Verhoef

July 2014
March 2014
April 2013
October 2012
February 2012
November 2011
September 2011