Northwest labor press. (Portland , Ore.) 1987-current, July 06, 2006, Page 10, Image 10

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    ...Three union contracts ratified
(From Page 1)
$300 bonus. But they’ll get no step in-
creases during the life of the contract.
The unit had been without a con-
tract since June 30, 2005. The new
two-year agreement runs through June
30, 2007.
Most classifications now will range
from $10.50 to $19 an hour; most
members in the unit earn about $13 an
hour. As with the cafeteria workers,
PPS’ health benefit contribution cap
was raised to $779 a month.
“It was as good as we could get un-
der the circumstances,” Hornstein said.
PPS didn’t give the union any wage
proposal until bargaining had been un-
der way six months, and its starting of-
fer was zero percent.
Two groups of workers have yet to
negotiate new contracts with the dis-
trict: The 16-union District Council of
Unions, which has been without a con-
tract since Dec. 31, 2005; and the
soon-to-be-reinstated custodians, who
will be represented by SEIU Local
503.
DCU represents about 300 workers
in a variety of occupations and unions,
including maintenance, bus drivers
and mechanics. The first bargaining
sessions are scheduled this summer.
As for the custodians, they were
still waiting for the district’s offer of
reinstatement as of press time. The en-
tire custodial department, with 330
custodians, was terminated in a 2002
privatization. But the Oregon Supreme
Court ruled in December 2005 that
their termination was illegal.
Cathy Mincberg, PPS chief operat-
ing officer, said the district will have to
offer them reinstatement at their old
wages and benefits, and negotiate a
new union contract then with SEIU.
Mincberg said the district doesn’t be-
lieve any back pay is owed, however.
That issue will likely be settled in fed-
eral court, with Mark Griffin and one
other attorney representing custodians
in separate class action lawsuits.
Jim Coon, the attorney who won
the Oregon Supreme Court case, told a
PPS Board committee June 14 that
about half of the 330 terminated custo-
dians are interested in reinstatement.
The rest have gotten better jobs, re-
tired, become disabled, or died.
Mincberg said the district won’t be
able to afford the previous number of
custodians unless the Board increases
the custodial budget.
PPS’ janitorial contract with Port-
land Habilitation Center expires July
14; the district is seeking to extend it
month-to-month until the transition to
in-house custodians is complete.
Some have concluded from the re-
cent contract settlements that PPS is
embarking on a new era of labor
peace, and may be trying to bury the
hatchet before the November 2006
election, when it will ask local voters
to approve a property tax increase to
fund schools.
PPS spokesperson Bob Lawrence
agreed the coming election was a fac-
tor.
“A new positive relationship takes
time,” Lawrence said. “In our relation
with represented groups, the percep-
tion was we didn’t have a respectful
collaboration.”
With the PAT agreement, for the
first time in years PPS broke its habit
of never signing a new union contract
until the old one was expired. The
agreement was signed with two weeks
remaining in the previous contract.
But the SEIU and AFT-Oregon
contracts weren’t completed until
nearly a year after the old ones ex-
pired. And the district’s negotiating be-
havior prompted SEIU to file legal
charges with the Oregon Employment
Relations Board.
Toensmeier accused the district of
“bad faith bargaining,” after it took six
months of bargaining before the dis-
trict made any wage or benefit pro-
posal. SEIU’s case will go forward de-
spite the contract settlement.
THE UNION PLUS ® MORTGAGE PROGRAM
Provided Exclusively by Chase Home Finance
E
E
FR
BARGAIN COUNTER
Free ads to subscribers
DEADLINE: Friday prior to publication
Published 1st and 3rd Fridays
Send to:
NW Labor Press, PO Box 13150,
Portland, OR 97213
Classified ads MUST include area code on all phone numbers or they will
not be published
Automotive
’77 CORVETTE T-TOP, ’82 rear end, straight,
tags until July ’08, 164k, $6,400 OBO. 503 705-
6495
’76 AMC MATADOR 4 dr, runs, 304, V8, AT, PS,
AC, new tires, tags – 07, $500 best offer. 503
730-7638
20’ BOX VAN, 1985 Ford F-600, lift gate, as-is,
$2,600. 503 771-8823
PAIR 289 FORD heads, 4 bl intake, 3-angle
grind, springs, etc. 500 cfm, Holley ZBL. 503 233-
9353
’98 HYUNDAI ACCENT 5-spd gas saver, 2dr,
AM/FM/casset, new tires/battery, runs/drives
good, 4 new snow tires incl., $1,900. 360 604-
5890
’61 CORVAIR, runs/drives, needs carb tune-up,
$1,000 OBO; 56 Mercedes 300L, all glass/parts,
$250. 541 290-2762
Housing
ROCKAWAY BEACH vacation home, 3 bed,
sleeps 8, beachfront, all amenities, $165 night.
503 842-9607
LINCOLN CITY nice 2-level beach house, sleeps
6, $400 wk/$200 wkend. 503 351-1408 (Chris)
or 503 762-4816 (Dan)
SMALL CABIN, approx 260 acres, very scenic,
$260,000 terms, 40% down, 7% interest on con-
tract. 541-468-2961
PINE HOLLOW Reservoir, 2.5 acres w/older mo-
bile home, boarding golf course, $150,000 or
make offer. 503 317-3705
5 ACRES NORTH CC, private, surveyed, $170k,
email mungbean2u@yahoo.com. 360 263-8930
Wanted
When it comes to mortgages, we’re
taking a stand for Union members.
Chase is backing union members with the Union Plus® Mortgage Program — a home
purchase and refinancing program exclusively for union members, their parents and children.
• FREE Mortgage Assistance Benefit
If you are unemployed or disabled.
• A wide variety of mortgages
Choose from fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, and low- or no-closing costs options.
• Special Lending
First-time homebuyer and less-than-perfect credit programs.
• Savings on closing costs
Member-only savings on new purchases and refinance.
It all adds up to more home-buying power.
Contact your local Union Plus® Mortgage Specialist
OLD WOODWORKING tools, planes, levels,
chisels, folding rules, handsaws, spoke shaves,
slicks, adzes, tool chests. 503 659-0009
AVID RESTORER wants log saws, saw handles,
double-bit axes, blacksmith hammers, anything
with logging. 503 819-3736
JUNK CARS, removal of unwanted cars and
trucks. 503 314-8600
A Rewarding Job Serving
Working Families in Oregon
Union Plus Mortgage is HIRING!
503.449.6994
IRS PROBLEMS?
• Haven’t filed for...years?
• Lost records?
• Liens-Levie-Garnishments?
• Negotiate settlements.
• Retiring? Have Questions?
866-729-6016
Call Nancy D. Anderson
Union Plus is a registered trademark of Union Privilege. Eligibility for mortgage assistance begins one year after closing on a Union Plus Mortgage through Chase
Home Finance. This offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or rebate, is not transferable, and is available to bona fide members of participating
unions. For down payments of less than 20%, mortgage insurance (MI) is required and MI charges apply. All loans are subject to credit and property approval. Program
terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Not all products are available in all states or for all loan amounts. Other restrictions and limitations apply.
©2005 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All Rights Reserved. P-UP 104 2A-7604 10/05
PAGE 10
NORTHWEST LABOR PRESS
• 15 words or less
• Include address label from front
page and telephone number
• Sorry, we cannot accept ads over
the telephone
• No commercial or business ads
• 1 ad per issue
• Type or print legibly
FURNACE OIL, will pump. 503 252-4151
COLT .45 1911 &1911-A1, A3-03 & 1903 rifles,
all makes of WWII Japanese rifles. 503 852-6791
For the Home
MOBILE HOME air conditioning unit, 220 volt,
$100. 503 625-2701
CHINA NORITAKE Azalea pattern, 1940 vin-
tage, like new; depression glass. 503 678-1552
EVERYTHING GOES, 4 pc leather set, $2,000;
glass coffee/end tables can & paddles, $1,500,
pine-cone etched lamps. 541 290-2762
Sporting Goods
SCUBA EQUIPMENT, tanks, weights, spear
gun, etc. 503 312-3273
THOMPSON CENTER Patriot .45 cal muzzle-
loader target pistol, dbl set triggers, includes
ammo, $275. 503 658-6108
DINGY, 8’, set up to sail, but no sail included,
$125 firm. 503 873-6097
PROJECT BOAT, Malibu surfing canoe, includes
plans and sail, $500 OBO. 503 256-5498 (Rick or
Peg)
17’ ALUMACRAFT CANOE, 1000 lb capacity, 1
long dent, spruce paddles, new life preservers,
$300. 503 524-1811
85 HP MERCURY outboard motor, all running
gear included plus 16 ft boat and trailer, $1,500.
503 246-4144
257 WEATHERBY, VANGUARD, new in box,
$600 OBO. 541 519-0870
’95 26’ DUTCHMAN CLASSIC travel trailer, twin
beds, air, full bath, must see to appreciate. 503
771-2751
’94 SUNNYBROOK 27’ fifth wheel trailer, AC,
stereo, micro, furnace, ref, $7,000. 503 985-3344
Miscellaneous
CONSTRUCTION WHEELBARROW, new tire,
$25; Sears lawnmower, $40. 503 774-6026
ELK HIDE (1), weld coat, cow hides (2), weld
coats, cow hides (2) weld sleeves. 503 705-8063
LAWNMOWER, self-propelled, $100; 5hp chip-
per, near new, $200. 503 254-8948
RIVERVIEW ABBEY double niche 4GFW2 in
Madrona Corridor, $1,950 OBO. 503 491-5181
GOING TO retirement home, potty chair, bath
chair, shower sprayer, all new, walker w/wheels,
all has to go. 503 287-9788
2 GO-KARTS, mostly complete, $250 pair. 503
762-3280 (Jack)
YAMAHA GUITAR APXGNA, acoustic-electric
mint w/hardshell case, $375, kids guitar, $50. 503
695-5124
Southgate Mobile & RV Park
7911 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon
Spaces Available up to 35’
503-771-5262
Broadway Floral
for the BEST flowers call
Enrolled Agent/Tax Practitioner
503-288-5537
503-697-7757
1638 NE Broadway, Portland
JULY 7, 2006