Congratulations on the start of the school year! Amidst all that is going on as you begin your year, thank you for taking the time to nurture and strengthen the most important structure of our union: the members and building reps at every site.
I hope you were successful in scheduling your first 10 Minute Meeting with your staff, including spreading the word about the the “Yes on 97” Campaign. Please use this form this week to report your building organizer, the dates for your site’s canvass and phone bank, and who will attend Voter Contact Training. Voter Contact Training will be September 10, from 10-2 at PAT. This is an important opportunity to learn and practice the skills we need to pass Measure 97. Please make sure at least one person from your building is able to attend.
Also, if you are new to being a rep or would like a refresher, please join us for New Rep Training on Wednesday, September 7 from 4:30-7:30. A light dinner will be provided. RSVP here.
Finally, all building reps are invited to our fall retreat, being held this year at the Seaside Best Western Ocean View Resort, Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9. The retreat will offer valuable information for new and seasoned reps, including bargaining updates, Better Oregon planning, and skills training. We are asking at least one person per building to attend, but all reps are invited. Your family is welcome to come along, too. Space is limited, so please consider sharing a room. RSVP here to reserve a space. Contact Kelli Williams if you have questions.