Preparing for Janus v. AFSCME

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned 40 years of precedent by making it illegal for unions of public workers to collect fees from employees who are not members, but are represented in contract negotiations and grievances. Click here for resources. 

AFT-Oregon Holds 2018 Convention

Over 150 assembled delegates, members and guests held the AFT-Oregon Convention on May 4-6, 2018, in downtown Portland. Delegates debated policy on education, legislative and social justice issues, all of which helps set the direction for AFT-Oregon in the coming years.

Oregon State University Faculty Win Majority Support for Union

Oregon State University Faculty Win Majority Support for Union
Official Filing Sets Path for Collective Bargaining and a First Contract for 2,400 Faculty

CORVALLIS, Ore.—A decisive majority of faculty at Oregon State University have declared their support for unionization in an official petition filed today with the Oregon Employment Relations Board.

AFT-Oregon Announces First Round of 2018 Endorsements

Members of the AFT-Oregon Political and Legislative Affairs Committee have announced their first round of AFT-Oregon candidate endorsements for the 2018 election.

“We had to make a lot of difficult decisions, but we are thrilled with the slate of candidates running for office in 2018,” says Jaime Rodriguez, chair of the committee and Vice President-Political Action for AFT-Oregon. “We are also proud to stand with our AFT-Oregon Legislative Champions who have consistently stood up for our members’ values in Salem.”

Grad Workers Union Signs Tentative Agreement with Portland State University

Signed Agreement a Major Step in Establishing New Union
 
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Friday, March 2, 2018
 
PORTLAND, OR — Today, the Graduate Employees Union of Portland State University, AAUP-AFT (GEU), representing approximately 800 graduate assistants, signed a tentative agreement document with university administration officials.
 
The tentative agreement, upon ratification by GEU members and the university, will establish a first contract with the university and lead to GEU becoming chartered with the American Federation of Teachers–Oregon and American Association of University Professors–Oregon.