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AFT-Oregon Elects New Executive Council

Delegates to the AFT-Oregon's 69th Convention in Sunriver elected a new Executive Council on April 30, 2023. The delegates elected Ariana Jacob, PSUFA Co-Chair, to be the new president. The Executive Vice President will be Ted Cooper, GEU, and the Secretary will be Fara Broughton, CGE President. The Treasurer will be Bill Harbaugh, UAUO Treasurer and the Vice President for Political Action will be Hollie Oakes-Miller of PCCFFAP.

2023 Amendments

Here are the proposed amendments to the AFT-Oregon Constitution and Bylaws that were submitted by the February 27 deadline. 

AFT-Oregon 2023 Convention

AFT-Oregon is proud to host its 2023 Convention at the Sunriver Resort on April 28-30, 2023. This year’s theme is “Solidarity Together!” and will feature our first-ever hybrid convention. Elected delegates and alternates can choose to attend in-person or remotely. Interested observers can live-stream the convention.

Winter School in Corvallis, Jan. 28

“Bargain Harder!” with AFT-Oregon at its annual Winter School in Corvallis on January 28, 2023. This year’s one-day event features classes, panel discussions and a chance to network with fellow union members. 

To encourage participation, we have lowered prices to just $40 per person. Each attendee will also receive a paperback copy of Class Struggle Unionism by Joe Burns. 

2023 Scholarships and Local Awards

AFT-Oregon Scholarships and Awards are now open and accepting applications for 2023. To encourage participation, this year's scholarship application has been simplified. The deadline for completed application materials is March 15, 2023.

Referendum to be Voted Upon by Members

On February 13, 2023, the referendum ballots were counted in the presence of four observers, and the referendum has passed by a vote of 578 to 61.

This means that all future AFT-Oregon conventions will be hybrid events, so that local delegates and alternates can attend either in-person or remotely. Interested members will be able to watch the convention online. 

Referendum Comments

To have your comment on the proposed referendum appear here, current AFT-Oregon local members can email President Jaime Rodriguez at: 


Proponent Comments

No comments have been submitted. 

Opponent Comments

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