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.

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Registration is not complete until payment is received.


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Reservation deadline is July 17. Ask for the AFT group rate.

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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referring to AFT-Oregon members’ response to a recent threat of an anti-worker ballot initiative which was ultimately withdrawn.


Rodriguez and Lowndes appointed to Executive Council

Jaime Rodriguez, longtime activist and member of Local 2277 (PCCFFAP) was appointed to fill the AFT-Oregon Vice-President for Political Action seat. Sarah Grider, Local 3922 (PCCFCE) stepped down last month from the position after resigning from her position at PCC to finish a bachelors degree through Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego. Rodriguez was the 2013 recipient of the AFT-Oregon John Connor Award for his tireless work on numerous election campaigns.