AFT-Oregon members met with AFT President Randi Weingarten after she gave a rousing speech at the Oregon AFL-CIO convention on September 29 in Bend.More
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.
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.
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.
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Delegates to Convention breezed through proposed constitution and bylaws amendments and resolutions in the Saturday general session. The following are a list of action approved in Saturday’s general session.
“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referring to AFT-Oregon members’ response to a recent threat of an anti-worker ballot initiative which was ultimately withdrawn.