Congratulations to AFT-Oregon and Local 2277 (PCCFFAP) member Michael Dembrow, Oregon's newest state senator!More
AFT-Oregon's 62nd annual convention is scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, in Sunriver. With delegates to elect, and resolutions and amendment proposals to approve for submission, it’s time to take action to make sure your Local is represented at the 2014 Convention.
Forms are available for one of three AFT-Oregon Scholarships, and to nominate an outstanding member, or community activist for an AFT-Oregon award. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2014. DOWNLOAD YOUR FORMS!
After running a successful series of classes in Portland, the Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) is branching out of the metro area to host a three-part training in Eugene, beginning in January. These sessions are for union members who are interested in running for public office.
Oregon needs people in leadership who can listen well, work effectively on a team, and advocate for the needs of working Oregonians, to shape policies that will impact our students, children, co-workers, and working families for years to come.
In the last legislative session, Oregon joined the national discussion about the student debt crisis. The Legislature passed a bill to have the Higher Education Coordinating Commission look into "Pay It Forward, Pay It Back," which would have Oregon's students attending college with no immediate cost, but paying for their education by remitting 3% of their salary to the state for the next 20 years.