Below is a message from Joseph Cartino with SEIU 503, asking for PAT members to show support in pressuring the district to settle a fair contract for their members.
See the Facebook event here. Please wear your PAT Blue!
Tuesday, March 30th, 6pm
BESC, 501 N. Dixon St.
Nutrition service workers and custodians have gone above and beyond during this pandemic to keep the buildings functioning and feed the community, but they haven't been respected, protected and paid.
It's time for Portland Public Schools to do the right thing and settle a fair contract with their essential workers, and collaborate with staff, parents, and students to ensure the return to in-person instruction will be successful.
Hazard Pay: For nutrition service workers, the lowest paid PPS group, and the only one who’ve had their hours and wages cut during this pandemic. This majority female workforce has put themselves at risk to feed the community and deserve respect.
Custodians: Enough Union staff to clean and disinfect buildings. PPS’s current “Moderately Dingy” standard is not good enough, and hiring contractors is not the solution.
Thanks for your support.
Portland Association of Teachers