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HCU Endorses 2017 Hillsboro School Bond

The Hillsboro School district has voted to place a $408 million general construction bond on the 2017 November ballot. This bond will cover repairs and improvements in every school in the district. It also will build new schools to support the expected growth in the region. Since it will probably be one of the only things on the ballot, we expect low turnout so every vote counts.

To help support passage of this bond, the Hillsboro Classified United Executive Board endorsed this campaign. This support comes with gathering endorsements, participating in educational canvasing, and getting out the vote. If you want to officially endorse this bond as a citizen in the community, you can. The PAC is accepting endorsements from everyone to use on their website and the voters guide. It’s an easy process:

  1. Print out the ‘JCVP-02’ form
  2. Fill out Option 1 with your name and signature
  3. Take a picture of the form with your phone and send it to Lexie, the campaign organizer.
  4. Send the paper copy to the HCU office and Devin will get it to the Yes For Hillsboro Schools PAC.

That’s it. If you want to get involved through volunteering or donating money. Head over to the PAC’s website at: http://yesforhillsboroschools.org/

Hillsboro Schools Bond Endorsement FAQ

Newsletter April 2017 (Spring)

In this Edition:

  • Officer Elections at the April Meeting
  • Layoff and Recall Language Ratified
  • Proposal to change how quorum works
  • Delegates to AFT-Oregon Convention

Submitted by: Leslie Hatcher

2017-03-HCU-Gazette-Spring

2017 Proposed Constitution and Bylaws Amendment

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee has proposed an additional amendment for the membership to consider. We will discuss these amendments at the April General Membership Meeting and call for a vote of the membership.

  1. Constitution ARTICLE IX – Meetings, Section 3: Diminishing Quorum

2017-Diminishing Quorum Proposal

Labor Management Meeting for December 2016

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2016-12-13-Labor Management Meeting(PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Personal Days
  • Snow Days
  • Forced Reassignment
  • Termination vs. Resignation

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

Newsletter November 2016 (Winter)

In this Edition:

  • Reps heading out to sides
  • Scholarships from AFT-­Oregon open to Union Members
  • AFT-­Oregon Convention Report
  • What’s been going on (March to October)
  • Message from the Union President
  • Your Contract Minute: Personal Days
  • Your Bylaws Minute: Quorum

Submitted by: Leslie Hatcher

2016-11-HCU Gazette

Labor Management Meeting for November 2016

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2016-11-17-Labor Management Notes(PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Article 17 minor word change
  • Bumping Chart Review
  • Bargaining Unit Roster Staff Missing
  • Staff Device Use Guidelines (from previous month)
  • Officers requesting information about themselves
  • Visitations to Schools
  • Transportation Technical Support Structure
  • Union representatives signing investigatory documents and receiving copies
  • Safe school training done by union representative
  • Radio policy for SEA staff at South Meadows
  • Concerns on how ORES is handling the end of break periods
  • Content of the reclassification review committee denial letter

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

September 2016 General Membership Meeting

Regularly scheduled meeting help at Hillsboro High School.

  • Meeting Date: September 21, 2015
  • Call to Order – 5:16PM
  • Recorded by: Melody Hansen – Secretary

2016-09-21-GMM-finaldraft(PDF)

Labor Management Meeting for September 2016

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2016-09-15-Labor Management Notes(PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Transportation Restructuring
  • No shows on Day 1 of Contract
  • Payroll Dues Deduction
  • Promotion Language Contradiction
  • Errata document
  • Outside work experience to apply to salary placement
  • Custodial Committee
  • HVAC concern
  • Union point of contact
  • Clarification on the exception timesheet
  • Paying for first aid classes at Transportation
  • Union announcements at staff meetings
  • Reschedule LMM dates

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

2016 Proposed Constitution and Bylaws Amendments

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee has proposed a number of amendments for the membership to consider. We will discuss these amendments at the September General Membership Meeting and call for a vote of the membership. I’ve attached the full document, all 16 pages of it. Here is a summary:

  1. Constitution Article III – Membership, Section 4: Adds language of when membership withdrawals are processed.
  2. Constitution Article IV – Section 1: Replaces 2nd VP with Chief Steward and adds VP of Organizing.
  3. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 1 & 4: Update language for President and Secretary duties.
  4. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 3: Defines duties of chief steward.
  5. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 5: Simply duty language of Treasurer. Fixes check signer issue.
  6. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 6: Updates VP of Collective Bargaining duties.
  7. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 7: Defines duties of VP of Organizing.
  8. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 8: Updates VP of Political Action duties.
  9. Constitution Article VIII – Duties of Officers, Section 9: Updates VP of Membership duties.
  10. Constitution Article IV – Executive Board: Grants HCU Board the power to adopt a budget and form Ad-hoc Committees.
  11. Constitution Article VII – Affiliations: Simply language of article.
  12. Bylaws Article I – Dues, Section 1: Update format for Retired and Adjunct members.
  13. Bylaws Article V – Standing Committees: Complete overhaul of article with new list of committees.

2016-09 HCU bylaws proposed amendments

Labor Management Meeting for June 2016

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2016-06-Labor Management Notes (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Classified Job Fair
  • Transitional Services Program (Lunch and activites)
  • Summer Work Subs
  • Graduation Coach Immediate Supervisor Change
  • Mid-shift & Day lead H.S. Custodial Work Schedules
  • Inadequate notice for Union Representation
  • Job Description Updates
  • SEA2/SEA3 reclassification

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org