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    Better Understand Your Contract

    Please join us for a Rep Training Workshop, "Better Understand  your Contract," on Monday, October 7 or Wednesday, Oct 9. We will provide dinner. Both sessions will offer the same content, so choose the one that works best for you. 

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    The PAT contract has undergone many changes over the last few years.  We have included key provisions of the length of the workday, work year, work load, compensation, professional development, and safety, and renumbered the articles.  As building reps it is essential that you are familiar with these changes.

    Come join your fellow Building Rep in discussion to build a deeper understanding of our contract!

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    Give Your Schedule a Check-Up!

    Article 7 (Workday) of the PAT/PPS contract includes language to ensure a fair work schedule that allows you to support your students. Using the Schedule Check worksheet below, review the contract and your schedule. Select the worksheet appropriate for your assignment (grade level/building and full-time or part-time). You should also receive a copy of the worksheet from your PAT Building Rep.

    An important part of our union’s ongoing work is making sure the terms of the contract are honored. All educators are responsible for checking their schedule to confirm it provides the contract hours, planning time, duty and lunch periods which the contract requires.

    If your schedule needs adjustment, raise the issue now. If you have concerns about your schedule, talk to your administrator. Your PAT Building Representative is available to help.

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    Global Climate Strike: September 20th

    You may have heard about the Global Climate Strike scheduled for Friday, September 20th. In Portland, a rally at City Hall at 10:30 AM, and a march across the Hawthorne Bridge will lead to a Climate Mobilization Festival on the Eastbank Esplanade near OMSI that will include workshops, trainings, and opportunities to connect with community organizations working for climate justice.

    In 2019, millions of youth around the world have participated in the now historic “Fridays for Future” student climate strike movement. Last March, Portland students joined the first coordinated global student climate strike, drawing support from leaders that ranged from Portland’s City Council to Oregon’s Governor.

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    Join the OEA Mediation Network

    The Oregon Education Association is creating a statewide network of trained mediators to help resolve disputes at the building level beginning in March 2020.  

    Once the program is up and running, union members will be able to request dispute resolution assistance from OEA, and the program will confidentially assign mediators, based on need and geographic area.

    The program is currently recruiting candidates from different regions across the state to serve as mediators, including individuals who will make at least a three-year commitment to helping resolve peer-to-peer conflict among educators in their geographic area through the mediation network.

    Candidates will attend two weekend training sessions in the fall, and then practice their new skills through a field project in the winter.

    The application deadline is September 16th.

    Interested educators can find out more and apply online at bit.ly/oeamediation

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    PAT Party in the Park

    Friday, September 13 from 3:30-6:30pm at Laurelhurst Park

         PAT Members and their families are invited to PAT's Party in the Park!

         Food and drinks provided

         Music by Kevin's All Stars

         Located at Laurelhurst Park, Area D (Off SE Cesar Chavez and Ankeny)

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