The City Lost

Late this afternoon, a Multnomah County Circuit Court heard oral argument on the City’s attempt to dictate the composition of the PPA’s bargaining team. Fearing the PPA’s advocacy at the bargaining table, the City manufactured a baseless legal argument calling for PPA consultant Anna Kanwit’s removal from the PPA’s bargaining team. The City lost. The[…]

New PPA Benefit Trust Admin

Welcome to Rehn & Associates! We are excited to be your new Administrator and look forward to serving you! You will be receiving a Welcome Packet from our office shortly and it will contain information on how to best take advantage of the new feature available through Rehn & Associates. The Welcome Packet will include[…]

Winter Roadshows

It’s time for PPA Roadshows! PPA Roadshows give us an opportunity to visit with you; it’s a great time to ask questions and get updates on what’s going on. On the agenda this season: Contract negotiation updates and the status of the Police Bureau with Chief Resch. Watch for announcements for upcoming precinct roadshows. BOEC[…]

Our Focus: Basic Employee Rights

Any public employee union contract is grounded in two basic concepts. First, public employees have constitutional rights to include basic due process rights. Second, public employees have the right to collectively bargain working conditions that allow them to best serve their communities. Earlier today in the City Council work session, we heard from individuals from[…]

Back the Blue Act

Public safety officers come under attack all too frequently in the United States, simply for doing our jobs. The Portland Police Association is a founding member of the United Coalition of Public Safety (UCOPS), a national coalition of law enforcement unions. UCOPS has launched a digital ad campaign to support U.S. Senate Bill 1480, the “Back[…]