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5/13/2019 Weekly Communications Update

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General Membership Meeting

We have scheduled a General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm in LCC4/106.
More info to come, but please plan to attend.


Bargaining – Economic Reopener

If you want to make a big splash, come sit in on bargaining

Classified members are welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions. We recognize the hardship for some employees who are unable to take personal time to join; consider taking a late lunch and eat with us. As a reminder, sessions start at 1 p.m. in Center, Room 303. Even staying for 15 minutes and joining in solidarity will make an impact.  Thank you to those who sat in Bargaining last week!  We really appreciate the support!

See the recap from last week’s bargaining session for information.

Details about bargaining meetings will be posted each Monday and referenced in the weekly communications update (just like this).  All posts will be available through the Bargaining Committee page on the website.

Our last Bargaining Update was after the meeting on May 10, 2019.  Please send questions, or support, to the bargaining team.  You can also use the forums to discuss bargaining, but please remember to keep it professional.  


Insurance Committee

Reminder: there is a Joint Insurance Committee composed of 10 classified members and 7 managers.  

With the intent of providing information and education, the OEBB subcommittee created a summary (not all inclusive) of our current PacificSource plans in comparison to the 2 most popular current Faculty OEBB plans.  (Please note we used the most expensive and least expensive or our current PacificSource plans and did not include the Pacific Source 800 or 1200 deductible Smart Choice plans in this summary.) The summary can be viewed here.

The full PacificSource plan comparisons and rate chart  are available on the HR website as well as information on the Faculty plans.  Please note these are current rates, not the new rates.  

*** Note there is no decision to go to OEBB.  The membership will vote on insurance. This summary is for information and education purposes only. ***

We hope to have other insurance options available sometime in May and OEBB’s updated plan information for 2019/20 should be available this week to compare to our current PacificSource plans.  More info to come.


Classified Staff Spotlight


Please join us in the appreciation of employees who have reached milestone anniversaries and retirements during our annual Employee Recognition Celebration on Wednesday, May 29, in the Center for Meeting and Learning, Bldg. 19, 3-5 p.m. This is a time to show gratitude for these amazing employees’ dedicated service to our students and community.  

Please be certain to mark the date and time into your calendar, and plan to recognize your colleagues!

We will be honoring the following Lane staff:

*** Retirees


Barbara Bailey
Wendell Butler
Gayle Chisholm
Liz Coleman
Julie Copley
Tasha Drake

Mary Gilroy
Beverly Glass
Jane Marshall
Patty Martinez
Pam McClelland
Brian McMurray
Doug Monroe

Man Ngyen
Sue Norton
John Oglesby
Tina Reyes
Sara-Etha Schneider
Nancy Schwoerer
John Steele
Bren TielCarol Waterhouse

*** 40 Year

*** 30 Year


Dennis Mills

Debbie Brockmann
Kim Dawson
Cynthia Dietz
Jamie Kelsch

Randa Law
Ron Little
Janet Martin
Tracy Rea
Gail Shilliday

*** 20 Year


Linda Ackers
Barbara Barlow Powers
Joy Crump
Kathleen Fuller
Geneva Martin

Patty Martinez
Doug Monroe
Marla Norton
Andrea Rice
Marie Sagaberd

Jane Irwin

Paula Sena
Randal Wells
Kevin Williams

*** 10 Year


Rosa Maria Banuelos-Uribe
Matthew Cole
Terry Dale
Khristina Fuller
Shallu Gupta
Christopher Hanneson
David Jones
Donna Jones

Ray Knerl
Elisa Lais
Laura Lawver
Dee Lynch
Michael McCarthy
Julia Nellis
Cathy Nolan
Colleen Veharic

Elaine Zalonis
Angel Paz Murillo
Angela Pittaluga
David Reagan
Mark Richardson
Tanya Sellers
Joan Shelly
Barbara Sklar

Have a classified staff member you would like to recognize?  Send it to


Do Your Part for Bargaining

The bargaining team needs your help!

Office Signs

If you have an office with a highly visible window and you would like a “Fair Contract NOW” sign, contact and we’ll get you one.  If you aren’t up to a big sign, get a smaller version here.  It will look great on your office door, or in your cubicle.  

Wear red on Fridays  

The bargaining team needs administration to see that the Classified union stands together.  Looking out the window on the 3rd floor of the Center Building during bargaining and seeing red shirts helps more than you know!


Union Benefits – Discounts on almost everything

Education & Scholarships

Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

This program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members.

Free college

The Union Plus Free College Benefit can help you (and your family members) afford a college education without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt.

Union Plus scholarships

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

Building Bridges through Language

The AFT has partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer a special language learning program for AFT members. Join the AFT’s Rosetta Stone language learning group and start learning a new language now.  For $99/year you can learn pretty much any language on the planet!


Budget Committee Update

The LCCEF Budget Committee has posted the 2017 Profit and Loss Summary.  To view this, and all other budget related information, please visit their page on the LCCEF website.


Upcoming and Current Work.

Many hands make light work!  We could REALLY use your help! To participate in any of these opportunities, or to find out more, click here.

  • Bargaining – Economic Reopener – Currently
  • Research into e-Voting for union business
  • The Constitution and ByLaws rewrite
  • LCCEF Contract Committee (educate members and managers)
  • Member Organizer Institute
  • Officers in Training
  • Worksite Leaders
  • Grievance Committee
  • Oregon AFL-CIO & LERC Summer School



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