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HRAR-3.13 - Employee Representation

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 Employee Representation

Identified below are the unions and associations that represent employees in the City of Portland. As noted in the Section on Scope of Rules in the Administrative Rule on the Duties of the Director of Human Resources, all Administrative Rules apply to employees who are represented in the City by labor unions. In the event of a conflict between Administrative Rules as they apply to these employees and the applicable bargaining agreement, the collective bargaining agreement prevails. See the current City of Portland Labor Agreements on the Bureau of Human Resources website.

  • District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU)
  • Portland Fire Fighters' Association (PFFA)
  • Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (PTE-17)
  • Portland Police Commanding Officers Association (PPCOA)
  • Portland Police Association (PPA)
  • A.F.S.C.M.E, Council 75, Local 189-2 Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC)
  • A.F.S.C.M.E., Council 75, Local 189-3 (Portland Housing Bureau)
  • Municipal Employees, Local 483 Recreation Employees
  • Municipal Employees, Local 483 Seasonal Maintenance Workers • Municipal Employees Local 483 Portland City Laborers

The City's Role in Collective Bargaining Agreements

The City of Portland has recognized the unions and associations mentioned above as exclusive bargaining representatives for employees within their respective bargaining units. Managers and supervisors should be familiar with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements covering employees in their area of responsibility.

Historical notes


Adopted by Council March 6, 2002, Ordinance No. 176302

Effective April 5, 2002

Revised October 15, 2002

Revised July 28, 2003

Revised November 4, 2011

Revised April 25, 2016

Revised February 15, 2018

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