Got a question about the PAT contract? The new PAT Advocacy Cadre can help!
We are excited to launch the PAT Advocacy Cadre, a group of 10 member-educators who will work closely with the UniServ Consultants to become experts on our contracts, and to support members who need help navigating the language of our union contracts.
PAT Advocacy Cadre Hotline Hours
Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm, starting TODAY, August 31st.
- Phone: (503) 495-2144 (leave a voicemail and you will get a call back during hotline hours)
- Zoom Drop-In (open 5-6:30pm on Hotline Mondays)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (send a message and you will get a response during hotline hours)
The Advocacy Cadre will be answering phones and returning emails for all members who have contract-based questions. Prior to calling the Cadre hotline, members should always speak with their building representatives at their school first, and if your building representative does not have the answer to your question, then you should either call, email, or Zoom with the Cadre members. The Cadre members will only return calls and emails on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The Cadre program serves the dual purpose of teaching members about their contractual rights while also strengthening the Cadre members’ technical knowledge of both the Contract-Educator Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Substitute-Educator Collective Bargaining Agreement. Through this program, we hope to continuously expand our contract advocacy and contract education work so that all members feel empowered to enforce their contractual rights in their buildings.