'Harris' decision makes things worse for working families

While the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the importance of collective bargaining and unions to families and communities in its ruling in Harris v. Quinn, let's be clear that working people, who have aspired to the middle class and tried to make a better life for their families, have taken it on the chin for years, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.  Read more.

JOB POSTING: AFT-Oregon Communications Coordinator

AFT-Oregon is seeking a Communications Coordinator, and will be accepting resumes until June 13, 2014. Click here to review and apply today!

AFT-Oregon Election Recommendations

AFT-Oregon members have worked hard to review the records of, and to interview 2014 election candidates to see where they stand on issues important for our work lives and communities. After an extensive process, AFT-Oregon is pleased to recommend the following candidates to members.


Calling all Leaders: Register for AFT NW Leadership Forum

AFT Northwest Leadership Forum is a leadership training program, co-sponsored by the AFT LEAD Program, AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, OFNHP, OSEA, and AFT. It focuses on subjects essential for development and maintenance of dynamic and effective Locals and the Union as an institution.

Conference Registration

Mail in your registration fee by July 17 to AFT NW Leadership Forum, AFT-Oregon, AFT, AFL-CIO, 10228 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219. Make checks for the $100 fee per participant payable to AFT-Oregon.

Register online at https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/2014-aft-northwest-leadership-forum

Registration is not complete until payment is received.


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Looking for a great training program to sharpen your skills as a Local leader? Register today for AFT NW Leadership Forum.


President Rives: “We Must Continue to Build a Movement for Real Change”

“This last year has been a wake-up call for many in Oregon’s labor movement,” said David Rives, AFT-Oregon President in his State of the Union address to convention delegates. Rives was referring to AFT-Oregon members’ response to a recent threat of an anti-worker ballot initiative which was ultimately withdrawn.