General Membership Meeting

Saturday, October 1st, Reach Center – 2520 Harris St., 5:30 pm All full and associate members are invited to the Fall General Membership Meeting.  Full and associate members only! This meeting will be a bit different. First, it’s on a Saturday.  As always the kegs will be tapped a half-hour before the meeting.  We will… Continue reading General Membership Meeting

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SEIU Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement

From SEIU: In a marathon negotiating session ending shortly before dawn Thursday morning, the OUS Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract with the Oregon University System. Members on the seven campuses will hear details later today. A mail ratification vote will be conducted to give all members a chance to… Continue reading SEIU Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement

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COBRA Information

If you’ve been covered on the GTFF Health Plan this summer, and you’re not returning as a GTF this fall, you can continue the same coverage you have now through COBRA. COBRA election information will automatically be mailed to your home address at the end of September/early October. If you choose to elect it, your… Continue reading COBRA Information

Are You a Homebrewer?

If so, the GTFF needs you. Last year, the GTFF and our sister union in Corvallis, the Coalition of Graduate Employees, held a friendly little homebrew competition we called the Civil War Brew-Off (largely because it took place the night before the Civil War football match up). Over 200 grad unionists paid $10 to enjoy… Continue reading Are You a Homebrewer?

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Women’s Caucus volunteered for SASS

The GTFF Women’s Caucus, represented by Sarah Praskievicz, Tiffany Hall, Kathryn Miller, Jenny Noyce, Katie Rodgers, and Shelley Jensen (not pictured), helped get out the word for an upcoming training hosted by Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) in Eugene. Thanks to Jenny Noyce for coordinating the volunteer activity, which involved putting flyers up at predetermined locations… Continue reading Women’s Caucus volunteered for SASS

Public Employees in the 21st Century: A Community Conversation

In the context of attacks on public employee unions across the country, there is a critical need to redefine the terms of the discussion and emphasize the critical work done by public employees that enhances the quality of life for all citizens.  To that end, several local unions and community groups have joined together to… Continue reading Public Employees in the 21st Century: A Community Conversation

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End of Term Party! Alton Baker Park June 15th @ 4pm

The End of Term party is upon us! Join us on Wednesday, June 15th, from 4-8pm, at Alton Baker Park. We will have beer, burgers, snacks, sodas, and fun and games! Families are welcomed and encouraged! See you there!

Women’s Caucus Volunteer Event

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is putting on an event and they need volunteers to help distribute information and post fliers advertizing the event. Please donate your time to helping others in our community. Fliers – 10:00 am at SASS (18th & Jefferson) Potluck – 12:00 at Washington Park For information contact: Shelly Jensen at… Continue reading Women’s Caucus Volunteer Event

ELECTION RESULTS!

OFFICERS PRESIDENT:  Jeremy Strickler VP OF ORGANIZING:  Judith Lechner VP OF GRIEVANCES: Travis Waterman VP OF POLITICAL EDUCATION: Mara Williams VP OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Sarah Praskievicz VP OF OPERATIONS:  Heather Holmquest VP OF MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS: Bryce Peake TREASURER: Steve McAllister PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS ARTICLE THREE – ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Passes ARTICLE SIX – STEWARDS: Passes ARTICLE… Continue reading ELECTION RESULTS!