Respect GEs, respect mobile home residents

UO admin and GTFF present “last best final” offers

Both sides in GTFF bargaining gave their “last best final” offers. UO changed the structure of their offers a bit and gave the union a couple different options with regards to healthcare, but still provides cuts to healthcare and does not meet the union in 3% raises per year. The next mediation session is scheduled for October 8.

The administration disrespected GEs outside outside of just the offers in bargaining, when about 350 of them received their September paychecks late. At the University of Oregon all employees are paid monthly, instead of biweekly, like many other institutions, which can make this late check especially hard.

Springfield City Council signals vote toward rezoning of Patrician Mobile Home Park

Springfield City Council deliberated on whether to rezone the Patrician Mobile Home Park Monday night after previously closing public hearing. Around 130 people reside at the mobile home park. City Councilors did not vote on the rezoning at the meeting, but spoke to their intentions. Most seemed to imply that they will be voting to rezone the mobile home park to be mixed usage, allowing the landlord to use the current residents property for business. City of Springfield staff will present a recommendation based on deliberations for City Council to vote on October 21.

Local links

Women’s and Civil Rights Groups File Briefs Supporting Professor Jennifer Freyd’s Equal Pay Act Case

It’s Not About the Massages. UAUO Executive Director and former GTFF Organizer Dave Cecil breaks down the UO’s negative messaging and what’s really at stake with GTFF’s healthcare.

Health Care Organizations to Help the Homeless: Local hospitals fund Housing First development

The week ahead

Wednesday, 10 AM — CLLAS Teach-In: Language & Poetry as Resistance @ Knight Library Browsing Room

Thursday, 3:30 PM — GTFF Undergraduate Ally Meeting @ GTFF Office

Friday, 11 AM – 3 PM — UO Lgbtqa³: National Coming Out Day Festival

Sunday, 7:00 PM — Howl at the Moon: A Music Benefit for Cascadia Wildlands @ WOW Hall

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