Eugene Chapter 1 Ratifies New Contract

In the back row, left to right are OSEA Field Representative Tyler Whitmire and Chapter 1 members June Blackwell and Kathie Tagwerker. In the front row are ROSE members Marilyn Moss and Gretchen Elliott.

Eugene Chapter 1 members voted 122 to 8 on Tuesday, September 4, to ratify a new 4-year contract that will expire in 2022.

Members cast their votes throughout the day at the Education Center and the Bus Shop.

Among the big wins in this contract was a 2.2% raise. The chapter also won an increase in the TSA contribution from 1.25% to 1.75%. The required employee contribution would also increase from 0.625% to 0.75%.

In addition, the bargaining team negotiated for guaranteed paid time for filling out necessary safety forms to report dangerous working conditions.

Listen to an interview of OSEA Field Representative Tyler Whitmire by KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert.