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Cultural Competency Training May 9, 6-8 pm by ASLCCSG

Good afternoon fellow Classified staff,

This evening, ASLCCSG is hosting a cultural competency training open to all community members. LCC’s caring students have worked hard to put together this event and would appreciate the LCC staff support.

Here is a message from Multicultural Program Coordinator Chavon Wright and Gender and Sexuality Diversity Advocate Cameron Santiago:

I, Cameron Santiago, GSDA and Chavon Wright, Multicultural Program
Coordinator of ASLCCSG present to you the first ever student funded
professional development opportunity: Cultural Competency Training!

Cultural competency is the ability of an individual or organization to
effectively interact with people of different cultures. Students, faculty,
and staff have been under served by the lack of efforts made to provide
this crucial training to members of our community. As members of ASLCC
Student Government we have decided to provide this to our students,
faculty, and staff. The training will be delivered by Dr. Da Verne Bell,
the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Saint Mary’s Academy. Dr. Bell has
over 25 years of experience in equity training and positions.

The training is on* Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 6-8pm in the Haugland
Commons (Center Building, Second Floor)*. *The location has been changed* *from
the Longhouse* so as to accommodate space for a board meeting.

We are so excited to see you all there!

If you are able to attend, be sure to sign in as the students have worked with our office of Equity & Inclusion to ensure tracking of cultural competency training hours.

Kenny Ascheri


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What Happens When “Right-to-Work” Becomes Law?

Hi Classified Staff,

Labor Unions are taking a real hit in the current climate across the United States. With the recent Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME the courts have decided to exhaust unions power to collect fees from non-union members. Seemingly savvy marketers are pushing this as a “Right-to-Work” but really it’s just the “Right-to-something-for-nothing”. Labor organizations tirelessly promote positive working conditions, better pay and health care, and equitable care throughout the community. 

Please come together on Tuesday, May 7, for a critical presentation by LERC’s Mark Brenner
4pm in the UO ERB Memorial Union, Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

The event is free and open to the public.

Find out more about the event on the LERC website’s event page for the Labor Research Colloquium.


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President’s Update 8.31.2017

Why is Union Membership Important?

This past Sunday evening, I had a great opportunity to help support a former School of Music classmate at a fundraiser concert for him at the McDonald Theater. The importance of this fundraiser was to help Dana with staggering medical bills after a lengthy hospital stay. He is a musician and plays many gigs as a member of the musician’s local, but there is no health insurance in the Oregon market for musicians, unless you are a teacher.

The quality insurance coverage that contracted classified staff is provided under the contract was not just given to us by the Board of Education and management. It took years of this local fighting hard at the bargaining table for the benefits, in addition to the other parts of our compensation package.

If you have friends and family that work for other companies and organizations that are not under a union contract, you will notice a difference in quality, coverage, deductibles and out of pocket expenses.

Today, fellow bargaining unit members that have stepped up to run for an elected union officer position will be officially announced. Union membership is important in this democratic process. Get involved and have a say in this amazing democratic process that improves and protects the work lives of the bargaining unit.

The Weekend – Brought to You By the Labor Movement

When you struggle with the cost differential between Full Membership and Fair Share union dues rates, consider the cost of losing pay and benefits if the local does not stand together and stand strong. Many classified staff live on a very tight budget, but balance that with what standing together can do that has a greater benefit today and into the future.

Our fellow union workers at AFSCME Local 2831 that serve Lane County government did just that with their recent strike. That strike ultimately got them a ratified contract that helps with gender pay equity increases in overall wages and insurance protections. They went without pay for 6 days.

What is that worth?

Compensation and Classification Study

Yesterday morning, the Compensation and Classification combined team met to kick off the study process. Local Government Personnel Institute (LGPI) from Salem was selected to do the classification development and then run the wage comparisons against our peers in the community college system and other government entities that have like jobs to LCC.

Every classified employee will be provided a Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) to fill out for one of two job areas – Office, Professional, Technical and Lead Positions or for Maintenance, Services and Trades positions. These PAQ’s will be analyzed by the LGPI group in 11 areas from knowledge/education/training, experience, physical demands and responsibility areas that will group all classified jobs into updated or new classifications. Then like classifications will form new or updated job families.

Everyone’s participation is important to get the necessary correct information to ensure everyone is properly placed. No position will come away from this process losing compensation, but it could certainly influence wage increase recommendations for jobs that are out of the market comparisons.

Employee Giving Campaign

The LCC Foundation is in the midst of their annual employee giving campaign. Consider the impact of what a donation, whether big or small, can do to help a student that could really benefit from financial help through a scholarship. Understanding that many hourly-classified staff are also students, you could help a co-worker and student reach their educational goal.

The Gift of Water for Puerto Rico

A month after Hurricane Maria devastated their island, most Puerto Ricans still have no reliable source of safe drinking water.

American citizens of Puerto Rico are facing a massive humanitarian crisis. More than a million people still lack running water—they are forced to find water in contaminated streams, collect it from runoff, even drink from toxic Superfund sites. And the danger is not over for those with running water; because water treatment plants are still not operational, tap water may be tainted with raw sewage.

But we—YOU—can help alleviate human suffering. Through The AFT’s Operation Agua, we are bringing water purification systems to Puerto Rican families and communities who are crying out for help.

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President’s Update  June 21st, 2017

We have come to the end of Spring Term and there have been a lot of activities happening.


The college budget cycle was formally completed at the last Board of Education meeting on June 7th. The budget adoption comes with some changes for several classified employees. The Workforce Center is closing on June 30th and the four employees assigned to the center are being reassigned to other positions in the college. There are two employees in the Lane Family Connections that are losing their job funding by a restructure of funding that we received to serve parent populations in Douglas County.

There is a 20% reduction in the time sheet classified budget; but it is not completely known yet what that really means. Does that mean that each time sheet employee loses 20% of their hours or will there be 20% less employees by headcount? We are not sure. I think we will learn more about what the impact really is after we enter the new fiscal year on July 1st.

Academic and Student Affairs Restructuring

In addition to the budget adoption, Academic and Student Affairs is rolling out their restructuring plan. We have been meeting with all of the classified staff that serve Counseling, Advising, Testing, Enrollment and Student Financial Services, Multicultural Center, Women’s Program and ASLCC. Many classified staff members are being assigned to a different supervisor, some are getting new assignments, but most classified will be performing the same duties. This is the biggest restructuring since the deployment of Student’s First! We will be tracking work assignments for classification matching and any possible working out of classification issues.

Important Meetings and Deadlines:

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m. – General Membership Meeting in LCC04 106

Friday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm – Deadline for Insurance Open Enrollment

Wednesday, June 28th at 12:00 p.m. – Contract Ratification Election Ballots Due

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Michael Canning’s Celebration of Life is on Saturday, July 1

“Michael was one of the truly nice people in this world. After all our years in the radio trenches together, I was especially touched by the caring and genuine relationship he had with my son Jalen. So many of us were touched by his patient insistence on excellence.

Tripp remembers Michael using the expression “big ears”. It referred to people with broad musical interests and tastes. He was the ultimate example.

After more than 30 years at KLCC, Michael retired just over a year ago. An avid dahlia aficionado, he traded the world of sounds for a world of color. Michael brightened the gardens of those who knew him with his brilliant, vibrant blooms.

Michael is survived by his wife Cheryle Hawkins, his mother, and a brother and sister.” – Don Hein


Michael’s Celebration of Life is on Saturday, July 1 at 2:00 at the McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette Street.



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Friday Summer Closure Hours Process Change

Attention: This upcoming Fiscal 2017/18 year per the Union Contract, the Friday Summer Closure hours will no longer be loaded into the vacation leave bucket. They will now be loaded into what will be called the “College Closure Days”. HR will be aiming to have this bucket loaded for C1’s by June 26, and for C2’s as soon as their Classified Annual Worksheets are received and reviewed. Announcements will be made by email directly to C1 and C2 employees. 

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Updates as of May 12, 2017

Previous updates were given in General Membership Meetings and Letters from the President.

Click here for General Membership Meeting Notes

Click here for Letters from the President

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