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OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14
2014-2015 ORIENTATION
About OSEA
• The Oregon School
Employees Association
(OSEA) is a labor union
that represents 20,000
educational employees
working in Oregon school
districts, community
colleges, education
service districts, Head
Start agencies, libraries
and park and recreation
districts.
About OSEA
• As one of the largest
labor unions in Oregon,
and with the second
largest membership of
educational staff, OSEA
is a recognized leader
within the state’s labor
and education
community.
About OSEA
Every OSEA chapter receives
assistance with:
• contract negotiations
• contract enforcement
• grievance representation
• organizing members
around issues of concern
• communications
About OSEA
OSEA provides resources
for members in the
areas of:
• professional
development leadership
training
• steward and building
employee
representative training
• union building
Examples of offerings:
 Peer Support Training
 Time Management
 Self Protection
 Lift Certification
 Food Service Ergonomics
 New/Sub Custodian
Academy
 Effective Communication
About OSEA
• At every level, from
local elections to
statewide programs,
OSEA promotes and
protects the interests of
members through
education, political
action and lobbying at
the state Capitol.
About OSEA
• OSEA members are public
and private employees,
but they are also
community members
who care about their
neighbors, schools, state
and nation. It is for this
reason that OSEA feels
like so much more than a
union, it is like family.
OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
State Level Organization
A Member’s Union
At the annual conference,
member delegates:
• Approve the state
budget
• Make decisions that
determine how the
organization will
operate
State Level Organization
• Advises State Executive Board
Members
• Runs the state organization
• Directs state-level support staff,
including:
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–
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Executive Director,
Rick Shidaker
Organizers
Field Representatives
Public Relations Reps.
Technology Staff
State Level Organization
State Executive Board
• Unpaid volunteers who are OSEA Members
• Elected by delegates at annual conference
• Holds regular meetings to attend to business between
annual conferences
State Level Organization
Zone 2 Director,
Jane Carlson
• Zone Directors
– Provide assistance to
chapters
– Facilitate
communication
between chapters
– There are seven zones,
Chapter 14 is in Zone 2
State Level Organization
• Field Representatives
– Act as an advisor in contract negotiations
– Provide assistance to chapter leadership
– Represent employees in disciplinary proceedings
Our OSEA Field Representative
• Kieran Carney
– represents OSEA
Oregon City Chapter 14
and several other
chapters
• Contact Information
– Office: 503.223.1807
– Email:
[email protected]
Local Level Organization
Members*
• Elect Executive Board
• Ratify Contracts
• Approve Chapter
Budget
• Conduct chapter
business at chapter
meetings
• May serve on chapter
committees
* You must submit a signed membership card in order
to have the rights of membership
Local Level Organization
Chapter Committees
•
•
•
•
By-Laws
Contract Negotiations
Insurance
Scholarship
If you are interested in joining a committee, contact one
of the Executive Board members
Local Level Organization
Executive Board
• President, Vice President,
Treasurer & Secretary
• Unpaid volunteers who
do association work
outside of regular work
hours
• Conduct business
between chapter
meetings
• Elected to 2-year terms
by members
• President and Treasurer
elected in even numbered
years; Vice President and
Secretary elected in odd
numbered years
OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14
2014-2015
CHAPTER EXECUTIVE BOARD
President
• Julie Salisbury
– Instructional Assistant,
Candy Lane Elementary
• Contact Information:
– Email: julie.salisbury
@orecity.k12.or.us
– Text/Cell: 503.407.6566
– Candy Lane x 8150
President
• Responsibilities include:
– Set the chapter and Executive Board meeting
schedules
– Preside at all chapter meetings
– Attends other meetings of interest to the chapter
(i.e. district budget committee meetings)
– Appoints committee chairs and members
– Protects the rights of all employees in the
bargaining unit
Vice President
• Traci Sether
– Instructional Assistant,
Ogden Middle School
• Contact Information
– Email: traci.sether
@orecity.k12.or.us
– Ogden Middle School
x 8300
Vice President
• Responsibilities include:
– Attend chapter meetings
– Act as ex-officio member of the School Board
– Assist the President
– Act as President in that officer’s absence
Treasurer
• Vicki Poyser
– Instructional Assistant,
Gardiner Middle School
• Contact Information
– Email: vicki.poyser
@orecity.k12.or.us
– Gardiner Middle School
x 8200
Treasurer
• Responsibilities include:
– Attend chapter meetings
– Receive and bank all money for chapter
– Pay bills for chapter
– Bookkeeping for chapter
– Maintain membership records
– Prepare monthly treasury report to be sent to
OSEA in Salem
Secretary
• Darla Lancaster
– Secretary, Eastham
• Contact Information
– Email: darla.lancaster
@orecity.k12.or.us
– x 8508
Secretary
• Responsibilities include:
– Attend chapter meetings
– Record minutes of chapter meetings
– Transcribe unapproved minutes and sends them
to the President for review
– Present minutes for approval at next chapter
meeting
– Keep copies of all agendas, unapproved and
approved minutes
OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Benefits of Membership
• Eligibility to vote on local
and state association
issues
• Eligibility to attend
association state, regional
and national conferences
• Eligibility to serve on a
chapter committee
• OSEA Journal Newspaper
delivered to your home
• OSEA E-News (state union
news emailed directly to
you)
• Access to OSEA and AFT
resources, including
training
OSEA/AFT Benefits and Discounts*
• $1 million occupational
liability coverage
• Entertainment, sporting
events and theme park
discounts
• Costco enrollment
promotion
• AT&T wireless discount
• Health Club Discounts
• Pet insurance
• Medical, dental, vision,
presciption and
supplemental life
insurance
• Hearing aid discount
• Union auto purchase
discount program
• Park-N-Fly discount
OSEA/AFT Benefits and Discounts*
• Union member
mortgage program
• Discounts on auto and
home insurance
• Union motor club
program
• Car care and car rental
discounts
• Estate planning
discounts
• Union-endorsed credit
card
• Credit counseling
assistance
• Computer purchase
discounts
• Discounts on flowers
and magazines
* This list subject to
change
How to Become an OSEA Member
• Complete and sign the
membership application
card in your OSEA
packet
• Mail the application
card
OSEA Oregon City Chapter 14
RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
OSEA & AFT
• OSEA Information: • AFT Information:
osea.org
aft.org
• OSEA Benefits:
• AFT Benefits:
osea.org/member- aft.org/benefits
benefits
Chapter Website: 14.osea.aft.org
• About Us: Contacts, Building Reps.,
Committees
• News: Local, State and National
• Membership: Benefits, Key Documents
• Actions and Events: Take Action, Events
(includes meeting dates)
FOR ALL CLASSIFIED STAFF
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Weingarten Rights
• If an employee has a reasonable belief that
discipline or other adverse consequences may
result from what he or she says (in an
investigatory interview), the employee has the
right to request union representation.
Weingarten Rights
• When the employee makes the request for a
union representative to be present,
management has three options:
– (1) Stop questioning until the representative
arrives;
– (2) Call off the interview; or
– (3) Tell the employee the interview will be called
off unless the employee voluntarily gives up
his/her right to a union representative (an option
the employee should always refuse).
Weingarten Rights
• Once an employee asks for union
representation, any attempt by management
to continue asking questions before a union
representative arrives is illegal.
• The representative must also be allowed to
speak privately with the employee before the
interview.
• http://osea.org/on-the-job/yourrights/weingarten-rights/
Your Contract
• Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
– Where to find them:
• Chapter website under Resources/Key Documents
• OCSD site under Departments/Human
Resources/Contracts
• Hard copies available from Human Resources
– Become familiar with the CBA and MOUs
– If you have questions about them, contact the
chapter President or another Executive Officer
Need Assistance?
• If you need assistance, or if something does
not seem right
– Refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and
MOUs
– Contact your building representative
– Contact chapter President or another Executive
Officer
– Contact the OSEA Field Representative for the
chapter

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