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Large and out-of-state corporations make hundreds of millions of dollars from the business they do here in Oregon but pay taxes that are so low — the lowest in the country — that our schools and critical services are badly underfunded.
Oregon has the 4th lowest high school graduation rate in the nation. 383,000 Oregonians still lack health insurance. And more and more seniors are retiring into poverty.
By increasing the corporate minimum tax when Oregon sales exceed $25 million, large corporations like Comcast and Monsanto will finally pay their fair share for Oregon’s schools and critical services.
Oregon needs Measure 97 because we deserve good schools, affordable health care, and quality in-home care for our seniors.

Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.


Portland State University Graduate Workers Union Demands Inclusion in Presidential Search Process

Graduate Workers Effort Supported by Other Unions at PSU
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Contact: Andrew Gorry, andrewg@aft-oregon.org, 971-888-5665
PORTLAND, OR — The newly certified Graduate Employees Union, AFT-AAUP (GEU), representing nearly 800 graduate workers at Portland State University, has formally requested to Board Chair Pete Nickerson that the university include a representative from the union on the search committee to replace departing president Wim Wiewel.

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This is an administrative assistant job that is based in the office with monthly travel to local offices and organizational events. This is a full-time position that is responsible, as assigned, for membership data collection and training, supporting organizational field work, and ensuring that the constitution and bylaws of the organization are adhered to and updated to during business meetings and annual convention. Experience in a high level administrative assistance position preferred.