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President Rives: “We Must Continue to Build a Movement for Real Change”

“This last year has been a wake-up call for many in Oregon’s labor movement,” said David Rives, AFT-Oregon President in his State of the Union address to convention delegates. Rives was referring to AFT-Oregon members’ response to a recent threat of an anti-worker ballot initiative which was ultimately withdrawn.

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Calling all Leaders: Register for AFT NW Leadership Forum

AFT Northwest Leadership Forum is a leadership training program, co-sponsored by the AFT LEAD Program, AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, OFNHP, OSEA, and AFT. It focuses on subjects essential for development and maintenance of dynamic and effective Locals and the Union as an institution.

Conference Registration

Mail in your registration fee by July 17 to AFT NW Leadership Forum, AFT-Oregon, AFT, AFL-CIO, 10228 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219. Make checks for the $100 fee per participant payable to AFT-Oregon.

Register online at https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/2014-aft-northwest-leadership-forum

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Accommodations

Hotel Reservations: 1-360-993-4500 or online at http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PDXVAHH-AFT-20140731/index.jhtml

Reservation deadline is July 17. Ask for the AFT group rate.

- See more at: http://wa.aft.org/events/2014-aft-northwest-leadership-forum#sthash.LqQsm4TS.dpuf

Looking for a great training program to sharpen your skills as a Local leader? Register today for AFT NW Leadership Forum.

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AFT-Oregon 2015 Winter School

AFT-Oregon's 2015 Winter School sign up is here!

Join us for a weekend full of empowerment and educational opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and work with other education and union leaders. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple workshops to learn new skills.

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Leadership Development Opportunity: Northwest Leadership Forum, July 30 - Aug. 2

AFT Northwest Leadership Forum is a leadership training program, co-sponsored by AFT LEAD Program, AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, OFNHP, and OSEA.

It focuses on subjects essential for development and maintenance of dynamic and effective Locals and the Union as an institution. Come spend a weekend with your union cousins learning new skills to take back to your workplaces.

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Court decision threatens America's working families

The leaders of five major unions issued a statement expressing their disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, that challenges fees non-union members pay.

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To improve patient care, nurses need to tell their stories

Suzanne Gordon believes that healthcare unions save lives. She became convinced of this during a recent hospital stay. Gordon recounted that experience to attendees at the AFT Nurses and Health Professionals Issues Conference and National Federation of Nurses Annual Labor Academy, held in Chicago, May 20-22. “As nurses and health professionals, your job is to keep patients safe.

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AFT-Oregon MOVED June 7, 2013

AFT-Oregon's office is now located at 10228 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, Oregon 97219.  Please note our new address.

We also have new phone and FAX numbers:

P: (971) 888-5665
F: (971) 888-5498

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2013 Legislative Summary

Public Sector Accountability: HB 3342, the Public Dollars Accountability Act, will keep public employers from spending money to either promote or deter unions in their workplaces, as well as ensuring that our state laws around union organizing are enforced uniformly.

This bill is important since many public employers have hired union-busting law firms and consultants to interfere with their employees’ self-determination in organizing efforts.  

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