Portland State University adjunct faculty and PSUFA members Kendra Larson, Laura Di Trapani and Vonna Witham pose in front of their vent tent table. Photo by Kristen Fitzpatrick
There were a lot of courses taught at AFT-Oregon’s 2015 Winter School. We’re already seeing the results of the knowledge acquired in effective bargaining and organizing efforts by AFT-Oregon locals and their leaders.
If you recall from our Winter School Recap the Issues Organizing class put their skills to work right away. The students of the class organized an action to collect tips for the wait staff at the Hallmark Resort.
Ramon Ramirez, President of the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN) and CAUSA brought a message of the importance of community engagement and solidarity among unions.
Excellent career and technical education programs are an irreplaceable bridge from high school to productive middle-class lives for many students, and Congress must recognize that fact by placing excellent CTE at the heart of its overall strategy for schools, a Connecticut teacher and AFT leader told a U.S. Senate panel.
AFT-Oregon welcomed Debra Mayo-Kelley as the new field representative in February. Mayo-Kelley brings a wealth of experience from her previous union leadership role and staff positions as field representative and organizing director.
GTFs and their supporters march in front of the University of Oregon Lillis complex singing solidarity songs and chanting Dec. 4, 2014. The strikers were also lead by a drum line. Photo by Justin Buchanan
It’s Thursday, December 5th in Eugene a phone alarm buzzes on a University of Oregon’s graduate teaching fellow’s night stand.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the vital role a high-quality education system can play in giving students much-needed skills and knowledge as well as stabilizing our communities and strengthening the economy.
Public recognition comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants and cafeteria workers in southwestern Florida.
The AFT has joined with the Obama administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local leaders, and public health advocates in calling for individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amid a new outbreak of measles.
Registered nurses Irene Jadge and Janice Stauffer, members of the Danbury (Conn.) Nurses' Union, traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak out against a Republican proposal to redefine who qualifies as a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act.