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.
The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.
AFT-Oregon is happy to announce Julia Trist has been hired as our new Organizer.
Through her work as the SAPO she has time and time again shown her skills as an organizer.
AFT-Oregon is excited to continue to see her positive contributions and advocacy for education and workers.
Convention 2015 is almost here! Are you and your fellow attendees ready?
Updated March 26, 2015, 5:30 p.m. PST:
Delegate materials are now available. The convention schedule has been updated. Please remember the schedule is subject to change.
GTFF, local 3544, member and AFT-Oregon Vice President Dana Rognlie was elected co-chair of AFT’s Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals (AGEL) at the AFT/NEA Joint Higher Education Conference Saturday Mar. 14.
From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT focused intense activity and energy in the first days of March on the all-important reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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.