We are your families, neighbors, friends, and fellow community members. We work hard for Portland, ensuring that you have clean drinking water, habitable buildings, safe bridges and streets and many other essential services.
Our needs are simple: a living wage, and the ability to live in the city that we serve.
Negotiations with City Management for our current contract have stalled. The process, which should have taken half a year, has been going on since 2020. It is now 2022.
The City has denied our repeated requests for wages that keep pace with inflation.
Since negotiations have reached impasse, we have two choices as workers:
Either accept the City’s final offer of wages that pay for less this year than they did last year, or go on strike.
We need Portland’s help.
We are raising money to support each other should we need to go on strike. With your help, the money we raise will go to support DCTU workers.
In the event that we don’t go on strike, the money will be used to support workers who are in similar situations.
We are so grateful for the support and appreciation we receive every day from Portland’s communities. You can help us by contributing to our DCTU Solidarity Fund.
You can read and hear more about our fight for a living wage: https://www.opb.org/article/2022/01/03/major-strike-portland-municipal-trade-workers-possible/
Hear more about our work, directly from the people who serve Portland every day: https://www.afscme189.com/interviews
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