As a show of solidarity during bargaining we would like to have a strong visual presence and make our way to Newberg for the July 27th evening Board meeting. (Plan to arrive by 7pm, board agenda will be posted here in a couple days.) 

There may be carpooling opportunities and Elisabeth would love to coordinate those:

Wear Union blue/solidarity buttons (though we'll bring some more) and stand together at the Board meeting. 

Classified Folks-

(This brief bargaining update was taken from the message sent to FFAP members, guest-written by Will Mahoney-Watson, FFAP Acting VP of Communications.)

“Your FFAP and FCE bargaining team met with the administration team this week on Tuesday, July 18th at the CLIMB Center, for a scheduled meeting from 9am to noon. There were no new items on the agenda.

On 07/06, the Administration team had asked us to prioritize our proposals.  Joint Federation Bargaining Team member Shirlee Geiger read this Team Statement of Priorities. After a brief caucus, the Admin team said they needed “realistic proposals” and ended the session. The meeting ended at 9:50 am.”

We are encouraging observers to attend the next bargaining session on Thursday, July 27th at 9am at CLIMB. We need as many observers as possible to be a visible presence and show solidarity.

Here are some ways to participate:

  1. Sign up to attend the next bargaining session! (The deadline to sign up for the July 27th meeting is Monday, July 24th) Be a visible presence and show solidarity.

  2. Attend the PCC Board Meeting, currently scheduled for Thursday evening July 27th at Newberg Center. Be a visible presence and show solidarity.

  3. Join the Button up campaign.

  4. Wear a Transparency T-shirt, available at the Federation office.

  5. Spread the word to your colleagues!

Thanks to all who have attended bargaining sessions or participated in some other way. It's meaningful and we appreciate it.


Jeff Grider
Pronouns: | He, Him, His | 
President - PCCFCE (AFT Local 3922)
Treasurer - AFT Oregon
Cell 503-744-0505

2017 Classified Employees Professional Development Retreat

Rock Creek Campus, April 22nd

Congratulations to our 
 PCC Graduates
FCE Union Members are encouraged 
to attend this year's Commencement
as a show of 
Solidarity with our Students 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Memorial Coliseum
                               More details here

Congratulations to Executive Board Member, Alex Smith!
Honored Graduate of the 2016-2017 Clackamas County
Sheriff's Office Inter-Agency Reserve Police Academy

PCC Classified Employee Appreciation Week March 6-10, 2017

The PCC Board of Directors proclaim March 6-10, 2017 to be PCC CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK!! The Directors strongly encourage all members of our community to join in this observance, recognizing the dedication and hard work of our classified employees.  Governor Kate Brown has also proclaimed this week to be Classified School Employees Week throughout the State of Oregon.  We celebrate because we are the staff members who perform vital services for students, faculty and administrators. Our extraordinary workforce keeps our campuses safe, clean and organized! Most importantly, we strive to improve the lives of our students every day! Celebrate yourselves and the work that you do!  Read Governor Brown's Proclamation

The General Membership Meeting for 2017 was held Saturday, February 25th at John's Incredible Pizza Company on SW Hall Road in Portland.

Executive Council members left to right; Denyse Peterson, Ida Hadgu, Elisabeth Garcia-Davidson, Jeff Grider, Danese Jundt, Maki Yoshinaga and Deborah Hall.