Coalition of Four School Workers Unions Reach Agreement with Portland Public Schools to Provide Free Lead Testing to All Workers

District Also Promises Increased Transparency and Communication
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2016
 
Contact: 
Andrew Gorry, andrewg@aft-oregon.org, 971-888-5665
Belinda Reagan, belinda@pfsp111.org, 503-236-3497
 
PORTLAND, OR—On Tuesday, June 21, the Portland School Board approved a budget for 2016-2017 that includes up to $250,000 to make free lead testing available to any Portland Public School (PPS) school worker who requests it.
 
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Portland Public Schools Classified Workers Union States “Crisis of Confidence”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 3, 2016
 
Contact:
Andrew Gorry, andrewg@aft-oregon.org, 971-888-5665
Belinda Reagan, belinda@pfsp111.org, 503-236-3497
 
PORTLAND, OR—Today, in response to the escalating lead exposure crisis and new reports of radon exposure at Portland Public Schools, Belinda Reagan, the president of Portland Federation of School Professionals (PFSP), Local 111, AFT-Oregon, AFL-CIO, issued a statement expressing a lack of faith in PPS leadership.
 
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Portland State University Graduate Employees Union Is Certified

New Union Becomes Third Graduate Employees Union in Oregon’s University System
 
Contact:
Andrew Gorry, andrewg@aft-oregon.org, 971-888-5665
Jim Bakken, AAUP, jbakken@aaup.org, 503-400-1295
 
PORTLAND, OR—The Graduate Employees Union, jointly affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors, announced today that it is now certified to represent all graduate assistants at Portland State University.
 
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Now hiring: Director of Political and Legislative Affairs

The Director of Political and Legislative Affairs (DPLA) directs the electoral, legislative and issue based campaigns of the union.  The DPLA also serves as a member of the AFT-Oregon management team; leads the staff of the political department; oversees the political budget and PAC fundraising; builds and maintains relationships with key political figures as well as with allies within the labor movement and progressive community; and helps to build and manage an engaged and active membership.

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AFT-Oregon Endorses Kate Brown for Oregon's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 23, 2016
 
Contact: Andrew Gorry / 971-888-5665 / andrewg@aft-oregon.org
 
PORTLAND, OR—AFT-Oregon today announced that they have endorsed Governor Kate Brown in the 2016 gubernatorial race.
 
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Now hiring: Local Program Organizer

AFT-Oregon is seeking a full-time organizer to work on an internal organizing campaign with Hillsboro Classified United, Local #4671, which represents more than 1300 classified professionals with the Hillsboro School District. The Organizer is responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists.

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