City of Eugene workers represented by AFSCME 1724 are petitioning City Manager Sarah Medary, Mayor Lucy Vinis, and members of City Council to stop pushing reduction in workers hours’ without protections. The union is also pushing for a fair Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
Members of the union, who have been bargaining since March, spoke out at during a public comment session at the City Council meeting earlier this month. “We’ve asked for a very fair cost of living increase, what has happened is somehow it’s been linked to this article 11, which is trying to look for an easier way to lay off employees and to do it in a way that is not like any other union contract anywhere nearby,” Ted Shiro, executive board member of AFSCME 1724 said.
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