Friday, June 11, 2010

Local 733 meets with Tim Wood on June 8th

On June 8th, Bobbie Muncreif (SEIU organizer), Barb Lakey (Local 733 secretary), and Anne Madsen (State Fair Local President) met with our director Tim Wood to discuss the Agency's current budget situation. The direction of the meeting was to discuss the condition of our current budget projections, the remainder of the year, as well as up to 2013.

The Results? Plain and simple, OPRD's budget is in great shape.

Since it is not tied to the General Fund, these 9%budget reductions do not impact Parks at all. Director, Tim Wood also stated that Parks has dedicated dollars that keep their revenue in good standing like the Lottery dollars which are projected to go up in the next 2 years, 2011/2013.
Tim Woods last remark was by far the best when he stated, “ this should give hope to folks in this economic time.”

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Eugene Quaterly Meeting in May 2010

Parks Local 733 had a quarterly meeting in Eugene on May 7th and 8th. To discover what was discussed click on the "Minutes from parks local quarterly meeting" page in the upper right under the Pages caption on this blog page.

About our Meetings
I strongly encourage anyone in our local to attend these meetings. Lodging is paid for, as well as food (catered dinner and lunch), and your travel expense is reimbursed. Meetings are intentionally scheduled at attractive locations throughout our state to encourage members and their families to come as well (members only at the meeting). We are also trying to reach out to members in remote locations by bringing the meetings to smaller cities (like Bend or Florence).

Most important, these meetings will give you a sense of empowerment by participating with the direction of your Union. You will find that others like yourself may struggle with similar issues at their job sites as you do. The format of the meetings allow you to have a chance to express your opinions and bring up additional issues that maybe discussed in future.

Our next meeting: Florence, Friday September 24th (6pm-8pm) and Saturday the 25th (9am-2pm). Details TBA (watch for postcard in the mail)