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AFT-Oregon Convention 2021

Join us for the AFT-Oregon Convention in 2021! The event will be held online and live-streamed to the public on our YouTube Channel. 

Friday, April 23, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021 

President Rodriguez Comments on OCPP Report

AFT-Oregon President Jaime Rodriguez was quoted in a news release by the Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) today.  Citing “ample evidence” that corporations have been using aggressive tactics to avoid paying taxes, a report released by the OCPP urged the Oregon legislature to require large corporations to make public how much they pay in state i

Winter Gathering 2021 Video

Thanks to everyone who participated in Saturday's Winter Gathering 2021, featuring Oregon State Senator Kate Lieber. In case you missed it, you can watch this condensed video of the webinar.

AFT-OR Welcomes the 81st Oregon Legislature

As the Oregon Legislature commences their work this week on behalf of Oregonians, we are reflective of the historic nature of the 81st legislative body and its members. This will be the most diverse session in Oregon history, and we commend President Courtney and Speaker Kotek for their leadership in elevating the voices of BIPOC legislators to key committee and leadership roles within their respective Chambers.

The AFT calls for freedom to teach

AFT President Randi Weingarten today delivered a major address on the crisis hollowing out the teaching profession—massive disinvestment in public education and deprofessionalization. In her speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., she called for reinvestment and freedom to teach. It was followed by two panels featuring education leaders who laid out pragmatic solutions.

AFT-Oregon Executive Council Letter on Black Lives Matter

We, the elected leaders of the American Federation of Teachers - Oregon, condemn the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and the unconscionable killings of so many other Black people by police throughout our country’s history.  Equity and justice are explicitly stated values of AFT-Oregon that we prioritize, and these brutal murders and attendant discrimination suffered by Black Americans are starkly opposed to these values.