2018 General Membership Meeting
All PCC Classified Employees
are Invited to Attend!
Saturday, MARCH 24th
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sylvania Campus
Room ST 100
Refreshments - Voting - Updates
Labor Relations Update: Vincent Blanco
Message from our President: Jeff Grider
Voting Members will vote for a Constitutional amendment and for delegates to the AFT Conventions

Along with the vote for convention delegates at the General Membership meeting on March 24th, full members will also vote for the following amendment to the Constitution, recommended by the Executive Council.


1. A General Membership meeting shall be held at least once each calendar year. during the month of February. The day and time is to be determined by the Vice President of Membership., early enough to elect and register dDelegates to the any AFT-Oregon, AFT and Oregon AFL-CIO Conventions shall be elected at the February General Membership meeting. being held later that year.

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March 9, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

This is the slate of nominees for delegates to the 2018 State and National AFT Conventions.

2018 AFT-Oregon Convention - May 4-6, 2018 - Portland, Oregon

7 Delegates, 1 Alternate

Jeff Grider - Union President, automatically ranking delegate as part of duties.

Voting will be for 6 additional delegates:

Ida Jones

Collette Keele

Elisabeth Davidson

Sherese Williams

Deborah Hall

Alex Smith

2018 AFT-National Convention - July 13-16, 2018 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2 Delegates, 1 Alternate

Jeff Grider - Union President, automatically ranking delegate as part of duties.

Voting will be for 1 additional delegate and 1 alternate from the following nominees:

Ida Jones   

Collette Keele

Elisabeth Davidson

Deborah Hall

Alex Smith

Denyse Peterson

A postcard with notice of the General Membership Meeting and election has been sent to each full member by USPS mail and details will also be available on our website.  

Voting will take place at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 24th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Sylvania campus, ST 100 and also by absentee ballot.

If you need an absentee ballot, email your request to no later than Wednesday, March 14th. Absentee ballots must be received in the Union Office (ST01) no later than Thursday, March 22nd.

The election results will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on March 24th.

In solidarity,

Danese Jundt
PCCFCE 3922 - VP of Communications
Elections Committee Chairperson
Visit our website;

Say hello to our new Vice President of Membership, Sherese Williams

Her PCC job is Transit Service Operator out of the Southeast Campus.

Sherese would love to talk with you about becoming a full member if you're currently a fair share member. And if you're not sure whether you are a member with full voting rights, she can look that up for you!

If you've ever wondered how you can get involved, Sherese can share the different ways you can plug in!

We are looking for members who would like to plan our events or join one of our committees. And there's a lot of good work to do if you're motivated to take a leadership role at your campus or on the board.

Labor Relations Specialist

The Classified and Faculty & Academic Professional Federations have hired Vincent Blanco as our new Labor Relations Specialist! Vincent was one of several very well qualified applicants, and his official start date will be October 9th. As we all did, he'll need some time to settle in
and learn the PCC systems, but he's well equipped to hit the ground running.

Here's a little bit about him:
Vincent Blanco, Jr. graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science to gain an understanding of politics and governments and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology to comprehend the development, structure, and functioning of human social relationships.

After graduating from SDSU, Vincent attended Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he successfully earned his Juris Doctorate Law Degree.  There he focused and sharpened his skills in Labor Law, Business Law and Negotiations.

Vincent has worked in the capacity of a Labor Representative for the Teamsters Union in Chicago where he represented the private soft drink industry workers of Pepsi Americas and Coca Cola Refreshments and most recently worked as the Labor Representative for AFSCME San Diego where he represented the 
city workers of San Diego.

As a Labor Representative, Vincent acquired experience in private and public-sector unionism, collective bargaining, agency shop, dispute resolution, political affairs, grievances, internal organizing, conducting administrative hearings and arbitration.

Vincent is a great addition to our team, and you can meet him at the "Federation Lunch Meetings" detailed below.

2017 Classified Employees Professional Development Retreat

Rock Creek Campus, 2017

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 at John's Incredible Pizza Company on SW Hall Road in Portland.

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and changing lives!
Get involved!  
We need you!

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