We did it!

Great news!

We won our union election (164 yes to 61 no) for both of our bargaining units, and we are all united again in one union (Professionals, Technical, Service, and Maintenance employees) for our contract negotiations as well as any union matters going forward!

What’s next? Management has a week to file objections to the election and if there are none, we will be officially certified as a union by the National Labor Relations Board next Friday, January 15th. We will begin to prepare for bargaining in a number of ways:

  • Holding our first official union meeting

  • Surveying everyone about what’s most important to us

  • Nominating and electing a bargaining team

  • Holding meetings and events to hone in on our top priorities for our first contract

  • Gathering data from other hospitals and comparing union contracts to decide what we want to propose

  • Building support among our colleagues and the public for the changes we want to make at OHMC

Stay tuned for further updates and as always, let us know if you have any questions!

In solidarity,

OHSU Hillsboro Organizing Committee, AFSCME Council 75