501 SE Hawthorne, Suite 300 Portland OR 97214
(503) 988-5135
FAX: (503) 988-3009 
 


 
Responsibilities

Interpreting labor contracts, rules, policies; collective bargaining, negotiating memoranda; resolving grievances at step three; consultation, coaching, and resources for managers and supervisors; reviewing discipline and grievance responses; responding to Union requests; coordinating Countywide layoffs; reviewing KSA requests; administering drug & alcohol policy; managing unemployment claims. 

Who to call in Labor and Employee Relations


Labor Relations Staff 

Bargaining
  • Local 88 
    • 1st Chair - Shelly Kent
    • 2nd Chair - Ellie Calixtro
    • Notes & Support - Caitlyn Percell 
  • ONA 
    • 1st Chair - Dennis Westlind (Bullard Law)
    • 2nd Chair - James Opoka
    • Notes & Support - Caitlyn Percell
  • Dentists 
    • 1st Chair - Dennis Westlind (Bullard Law)
    • 2nd Chair - James Opoka
    • Notes & Support - Ellie Calixtro
  • Physicians
    • 1st Chair - James Opoka 
    • Notes & Support - Ellie Calixtro
  • MCCDA  
    • 1st Chair - Kyle Abraham (Ogletree & Deakins)
    • 2nd Chair - Shelly Kent 
    • Notes & Support - Caitlyn Percell
  • MCDSA  
    • 1st Chair - Cessa Diaz
    • Notes & Support - Ellie Calixtro 
  • Local 701 
    • 1st Chair - Cessa Diaz
    • Notes & Support - Prudence Veach
  • Health
    • Primary - James Opoka
    • Backup - Ellie Calixtro
  • DCHS
    • Primary - Prudence Veach
    • Backup - James Opoka
  • DCJ 
    • Primary - Sally LaJoie
    • Backup - Prudence Veach 
  • Library - Sally/Shelly
    • Primary - Sally LaJoie
    • Backup - Shelly Kent
  • MCSO
    • Corrections & AFSCME - Shelly Kent 
    • DSA - Cessa Diaz (Backup - Ellie Calixtro)
  • DCS 
    • Primary - Sally LaJoie
    • Backup - Shelly Kent
  • DA’s Office 
    • Primary - Prudence Veach
    • Backup - Sally LaJoie
  • DCM
    • Primary - Cessa Diaz
    • Backup - Prudence Veach
  • DCA 
    • Primary - Prudence Veach
    • Backup - Cessa Diaz
  • JOHS 
    • Primary - James Opoka
    • Backup - Cessa Diaz
  • Non-D 
    • Primary - James Opoka
    • Backup - Shelly Kent

Special Assignments

  • Layoffs
    • Prudence Veach
    • Caitlyn Percell
  • Legislative Tracking
    • Sally LaJoie
    • Cessa Diaz
    • Shelly Kent
  • EBAT 
    • Shelly Kent
  • Drug and Alcohol
    • James Opoka
    • Caitlyn Percell
  • L88 - ERC 
    • Shelly Kent
    • Caitlyn Percell
  • Merit Council 
    • Sally LaJoie
  • Personnel Rules 
    • James Opoka
    • Ellie Calixtro
    • Caitlyn Percell
  • Seniority List 
    • Caitlyn Percell
    • Prudence Veach
  • Local 88 On Call Seniority Committee 
    • Sally LaJoie
    • Ellie Calixtro
    • Caitlyn Percell
  • Out of State Telework Requests
    • Ellie Calixtro
  • COVID-19 Protocols updates
    • Ellie Calixtro