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It took all day to get it done, but union representatives and Saint Charles-Bend have reached agreement on which employees can vote for a union.  The National Labor Relations Board had scheduled a 1:30 public hearing Tuesday, but that was postponed while closed door negotiations ensued.  Employees told KBND News that the stumbling block was whether or not to include AirLink, CNA's and technicians. Dorothy Vevert works in the Nutrition Department at Saint Charles-Bend. “They agreed to include the departments we wanted to have to go for this union. They are only right now excluding AirLink, but they will allow them to vote.” Vevert says employees were concerned about a number of things including staffing levels: “It will help because we will have more support, better hours, more staff on hand. In the long run it will help for the patients.” Vevert says it's an agreement that both sides feel good about. She said staff was concerned that if something wasn't done reduced staffing levels would have affected patient care.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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