July Membership Meeting

All union members are encouraged to attend the July CPPW General Membership Meeting.

Thursday, July 27
The Portland Building, Room 108

Zoom link will be available –

Meeting ID: 893 5194 3214
Passcode: 322438

On the agenda:

Officer Election discussion
Building the Bargaining Team
Breakouts for: Stewards, Bargaining Committee, and Admin/Communications Team

Are we going to get COLAs and Merit raises?

Update – COLAs are confirmed! Merit Raises tied to SuccessFactors are considered part of Status Quo and will continue for July 2023.


Pay increases and true cost of living adjustments are core reasons why we all came together to organize this union! CPPW is committed to getting our full and deserved pay increases this coming fiscal year. 

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Layoffs, budget cuts, & the union

Updated: City Council passed a tentative 2023-24 budget on May 17th that put more than 100 jobs at risk of layoff in bureaus funded by fees. Mayor Wheeler proposed last minute rollbacks of fee and utility costs that will mean budget cuts and likely layoffs. Read OPB’s coverage here.

CPPW is asking – how can we preserve services and support the people who make this city work? With our strong union, we can push back against Council’s bad budget decisions and will have more protections during layoffs than we have alone.

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Election Information

Union Vote is Here!

We have been working hard to build this union and the next big step is here – the union election.

The election will be held by confidential mailed ballot and will ask if you want to be represented by City of Portland Professional Workers Union (CPPW). A Yes vote is a vote to have a voice on issues that affect our lives at work and at home!

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Member Question: Management Leave

The current system of Management Leave is mysterious, confusing, and inequitable. We can do better!

Management Leave is a City policy (HRAR 8.03) that grants up to 80 hours of additional paid leave per calendar year to non-represented employees “who are not eligible for overtime compensation” with the intent to “recognize exceptional additional individual efforts, performance, and achievements, including but not limited to beyond the standard workweek.”

Management Leave can be granted to non-represented employees at the discretion of their supervisor and bureau director. In practice, a small number of employees get the full 80 hours of additional leave each year. Some of us get less than 80 hours a year. Some of us are denied Management Leave altogether. And others have never known that getting Management Leave is an option. 

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