Members of United Academics held a rally to show administrators that ALL UO faculty support the bargaining team's efforts to gain a collective bargaining agreement!More
2013 Board Endorsements
Southwestern Oregon Community College Board
Endorsed by Locals 3190 and 3972
Holly Hall Stamper
Lane Community College Board
Endorsed by Local 2417
Multnomah Education Service District
Endorsed by Local 2277
Director, Pos. 4, Zone 4: Francisco (Frank) Acosta Jr
AFT Northwest Leadership Forum offers a variety of training opportunities to help leaders strengthen their skills. AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, OFNHP and OSEA are co-hosting this event, scheduled for July 11-14, in Vancouver, Washington.
AFT-Oregon members spent a few hours on May 4, to canvass for Jaime Rodriguez, Local 2277 (PCCFAP) who is running for the Hillsboro School Board. Volunteers knocked on doors all over the district to talk one-on-one with voters on the importance of voting in school board elections, and what their votes mean for public education in Hillsboro.
This week, Governor Kitzhaber signed the Tuition Equity bill into law. AFT-Oregon President David Rives praised the new law and members' role in its passage.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the promise—and the possible pitfalls—of the new Common Core State Standards. If implemented properly—namely, by ensuring that frontline educators are prepared to teach these rigorous new standards—we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today’s changing world. If not, they will end up in the dustbin of abandoned reforms. Read her full column.