City Council meeting Monday Oct 1 at 6 pm. Be there at 5:15. Wear your shirt! 3 members will be speaking!


Strike Authorization Vote Tomorrow

Vote tomorrow from 7-4 at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room and 4:30-7 at the Library Board room in the basement. This is an official strike authorization vote, and your yes or not vote will be counted. Your contract, your vote. Volunteers needed to verify this vote’s authenticity. Please contact Ruth Rose to let her know you will assist.
Please vote on your own time or at lunch or break!


Stay tuned for events regarding impasse which are being planned. Attend City Council meetings as a silent presence on the the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at the Downtown Fire Station at Harrison and Fifth at 6 pm.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Hello everyone! Please join us for the monthly meeting of your Local 2975 at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, August 15th in the Avery Park Main Meeting Room at 1310 SW Avery Park Drive. Please note that you can join us remotely using the gotomeeting app (download it here). Please just send me an email so that I can send you an invitation to join the meeting. Bring your family and pets to play in the park! Let us know if you would like food and what kind of food you would like!

Thanks, Bonnie

Please Note: We will be at the Park, in the meeting room, feel free to bring your kids, leashed pets and let them run around the park while we chat. If there is something you would like us to feed you and yours while you are with us, let me know and we will do our best to accommodate!

Corvallis Local 2975 Agenda

Weds. August 15, 2018

Avery Park Main meeting room 1310 SW Avery Park Drive, Corvallis

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Note: The order of business may be revised at the President’s discretion.

Meeting Action


2 ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS – Recording Secretary

III. Consent agenda

The following items are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member so requests, in which case the item will be removed from the consent agenda and be considered separately. If any item involves a potential conflict of interest, members should so note before adoption of the consent agenda.

1 Reading of minutes

2 Treasurer’s report




VII. COMMITTEE REPORT – Trustee Audit Report

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS- Ongoing Union discussion for members; Q&A, what does mediation and impasse look like?

1 NEW BUSINESS- The Taratoot loop clean-up.

2 GOOD WILL AND WELFARE- Birth Announcements, weddings, retirements.

3 ADJOURN- Chair- motion required.


  • August 8 5:30 pm, Library Pro-Worker Candidates Are the Goal

Each election cycle, AFSCME Council 75 provides us with the opportunity to meet face to face with the candidates running for state and local office. Candidates are interviewed regardless of party affiliation! This is an opportunity to ask candidates questions about their stand on issues important to us. Some years we meet at a restaurant, some years members have questions related to non-labor issues such as child abuse or fuel taxes. So please attend tomorrow Weds August 8th at 5:30 pm at the Corvallis Library on Monroe. Bring your questions and learn more about 4 of our state legislature candidates. We will be providing dinner so please RSVP to This is a great opportunity to talk with people running for office who are seeking Oregon AFSCME’s endorsement. We need to make sure that we are supporting candidates that support us so it is important that members show up and get involved. Interviews schedule on Wednesday, August 8th. 5:30– Dinner and overview of races/candidates 6:00– Shelly Boschart Davis- Republican running for House District 15 to replace Andy Olson: Albany, Corvallis, Tangent, Linn and Benton Counties. 6:30– Rep. Dan Rayfield- Incumbent running in House District 16: Corvallis, Philomath, Benton County. 7:00– Jerred Taylor- Democrat running for House District 15 to replace Andy Olson: Albany, Corvallis, Tangent, Linn and Benton Counties. 7:30– Sen. Sara Gelser- Incumbent running in Senate District 8: Corvallis, Albany, Tangent, Philomath, Linn and Benton Counties.

Location: Corvallis Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis OR 97330


Our family & friends get together bowling party was a great success. Lots of fun, food and frolic for everyone! Let’s make this an annual event!


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Let’s talk COLAs at Chintimini Park Wednesday June 13th at 5:30. This is our regular monthly meeting time. Bring your family, eat pizza, & share your thoughts on cost of living increases. Your Local is providing pizza & drinks so please come out to this family friendly & casual event, stay as long as you like, ask questions or just soak up the sun!



Negotiations Day Noontime Rally – Lunch provided!

Noontime Rally Thursday June 14th. Your colleagues will be at 5th and Madison with a takeaway lunch. Show your support for your contract, wages & benefits. Bring your Local 2975 lunch sack and wear green if you like!


7/7/18 6:30-8:30 Saturday Night Bowling! We’ve rented Highland Bowl -all 20 lanes! Bring family, invite friends, win prizes, and have FUN with your Union family! Lanes and shoes provided!

AFSCME 2975 Bowling Party


Negotiations dates in July – 7/14 & 7/26 – Actions being planned now!



superheroes lunch

It was righteous! Our last lunch rally really made a difference! See you at the next one in one week Tues 5/22 at Noon. BYO lunch in your AFSCME lunch sack if you like. We’ll provide drinks & chocolate as well as information sharing. Join us in the Madison Ave Meeting Room at 5th & Madison for lunch! Look for a colleague to bring a signup sheet to you soon!


Our monthly meeting is this week on Wednesday the 9th at 5:30 pm in the Corvallis Public Library Board Room (basement). Parking is free after 5 and refreshments are provided. You can come and go as you need. Of course we’ll be talking about regular business and also negotiations. Thinking about management’s proposals has sure gotten me fired up, and I hope you are too. Together we are stronger!


Only events that affect our members will get added to this page. The first one is coming right up on May 12. Our brother Michael Hanson, Librarian is dealing with Juvenile Diabetes every day. The JDRF One Walk Corvallis. If you aren’t available to walk that day, consider a donation.
The Solidarity Fair on June 2 in Central Park is an event that would love to have us represented there. Being in negotiations, and with a levy coming on the ballot, please contact Ruth Rose Hennessey or Carlos Lopez if you are interested in this community event for workers. 12:00-5:00 pm, Central Park, Corvallis. Organized by the Solidarity Action Network.


Noontime Rally Friday April 27th Your colleagues will be at 5th and Madison with a takeaway lunch. Show your support for your contract, wages & benefits. Bring your Local2975 lunch sack and wear green if you like!

Our Local meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30. We often meet at the Senior Center or the Library. There has never been a better month to come to your Local’s monthly meeting then right NOW! We are negotiating your wages, benefits, work conditions, and safety. Please participate in your own future.

Team AFSCME is bargaining again on Wednesday April 18th and Friday April 27th. You are invited to visit during your lunch or 15 minute break. As said in the paragraph above: Please participate in your own future.