AFT-Oregon's 62nd annual convention is scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, in Sunriver. With delegates to elect, and resolutions and amendment proposals to approve for submission, it’s time to take action to make sure your Local is represented at the 2014 Convention.
After running a successful series of classes in Portland, the Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) is branching out of the metro area to host a three-part training in Eugene, beginning in January. These sessions are for union members who are interested in running for public office.
Oregon needs people in leadership who can listen well, work effectively on a team, and advocate for the needs of working Oregonians, to shape policies that will impact our students, children, co-workers, and working families for years to come.
David Rives, AFT-Oregon President was among the nine voting members of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) confirmed by the Senate in September. Frank Goulard, Local 2277 (PCCFFAP) President will serve on the commission as one of five non-voting members.
Community Colleges were added when HECC was re-chartered by the Oregon Legislature in 2013. This addition is significant because they will now be aligned with universities, instead of K-12 schools as they were in the past.
Resolutions Adopted by Convention
Resolution No. 2013-1
Funding and Sufficient Positions to Handle Reporting Requirements
Whereas, America’s schools are under scrutiny from state education departments, legislatures, and Congress with mandates intended to improve student success; and
Over 100 union leaders from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada attended a four-day training on union skills at the third annual AFT Northwest Leadership Forum, July 11-14, in Vancouver, Washington. AFT-Oregon and AFT Washington developed the event, along with AFT Local 6732 (OSEA) and Local 5017 (OFNHP), to develop skills for leading and building the union.
Here are resolutions passed by delegates to the 2012 AFT-Oregon Convention.
Here are resolutions adopted by Delegates to the 2011 Convention.
The following are resolutions addressed by the 2008 convention.