Lane county nurses, mental health specialists, and other clinicians who serve some of our most vulnerable populations are demanding a fair, living wage. AFSCME, the union representing more than 600 county employees, and the county have not reached an agreement and the strike will continue over the weekend.
Oregon AFSCME spokesman Ross Grami: “We believe the gap between the parties to be roughly $1 million over three years for each contract. Their shameful actions are causing harm to vulnerable communities and to dedicated public servants. Our members will stay strong and united.”
Lane County Board of Comissioners:
- Jay Bozievich (District 1 – West Lane) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pat Farr (District 4 – North Eugene) email@example.com
- Sid Leiken (District 2 – Springfield) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sorenson (District 3 – South Eugene) email@example.com
- Gary Williams (District 5 – East Lane) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve Mokrohisky – Countyadministrator@co.lane.or.us
Two weeks ago we received notice to cease operations at 509 as White Bird intends to sell the nearly 2,900sqft building on the corner of 13th and Ferry. At this time we do not have a new place to call home and our bus is in the shop for repairs which leaves us with nothing to operate. We are heartbroken by this outcome but have been through difficult times before and will return soon.
“Dear Occupy Medical,
I wanted to reach out to you all to talk about our current plans for the building at 509 E. 13th and update you on the collective’s current needs for that building. We have appreciated the current collaboration with you all, and we value the complimentary services that you have provided to the underserved folks in our community. Thank you for all the good work you have done and continue to do in our community.
Currently the agency is attempting to sell 509, which would give us seed money for a larger capital campaign that will result in our agency being able to increase capacity to serve more of the un/underserved people in our community. We have had 3 offers on the building in the last couple weeks and have decided that White Bird needs to ask Occupy Medical end operations at this building in two weeks from today’s date. (10/6/2017)
I really do love the work that you and your dedicated volunteers do for our area’s most vulnerable individuals and hope that our agencies’ long standing mutual aid relationship can continue into the future. I hope that our efforts to support the work you do has helped you in your mission and look forward to finding more ways that we can collaborate and support each other.
Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns,
White Bird Clinic”
“Occupy Medical Clinic Closed Sunday” – KEZI article here
Register Guard – “In response to a request by The Register-Guard for data on the number of citations police issued under the dog ban, the police department’s spokeswoman said the department was still compiling that information. She said the information will be available next week.
Councilors Emily Semple and Betty Taylor had voted against the ban, saying its true intent was to drive out homeless people and others who loiter in the area. Many of them keep dogs for companionship and protection and have nowhere to leave the animals.”
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