Chartered in 1952, AFT-Oregon, a state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is a non-profit organization representing some 15,000 Oregon workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty and classified positions; and child care workers, in both public and private sectors. AFT-Oregon, in coalition with other unions and community groups, advocates for quality education and health care for all Oregonians, and gives working people a voice in our state’s capitol.
AFT-Oregon has participated in the passage of legislation with improvements in many areas important to Oregonians, including: Minimum wage; Patient Protection; The Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act; Education reform and funding; and Workers Compensation.
AFT-Oregon, a labor organization composed of autonomous locals with shared interests will:
- Provide coordinated advice, resources and education to affiliated locals;
- Be a strong unified voice in the labor movement, civic affairs and political action;
- Continue to bring new members into the labor movement;
In order to improve the quality of people’s working and personal lives through commitments to quality education, social justice and a powerful progressive labor movement.