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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 October 28, 2022, six AFT-Oregon locals submitted a referendum to amend the AFT-Oregon constitution. This webpage has an overview of the proposed amendments, the question to be voted on by our members, and the referendum process. 

Referendum Comments

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

 

Proponent Comments

No comments have been submitted. 

Opponent Comments

No comments have been submitted. 

 

Public Student Loan Forgiveness Deadline is Oct 31

Shaun Cain, a professor at Eastern Oregon University, tells how he saved over $21,000 by applying for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. He also offers tips on how you can succeed in getting your loans forgiven if you qualify. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2022.

Oregon Coast United Employees Agrees to Contract with Oregon Coast Community College

The Oregon Coast United Employees (OCUE 6020) approved a contract with Oregon Coast Community College this week. After months of bargaining ended in an impasse, negotiations went into mediation. During the third mediation session, a tentative agreement was finally reached. Nearly two-thirds of the union members then approved the contract, which ratified the collective bargaining agreement with the college.

2022 Scholarships and Local Awards

At our recent Spring Training event, President Jaime Rodriguez announced the recipients of the AFT-Oregon 2022 Scholarships and Local Awards. Congratulations to the winners!

Spring Training

Each year, AFT-Oregon offers union training to its local members at “Winter School.” Due to the pandemic, we have moved this year’s training to April 30 at the Salem Convention Center, and we’re calling it “Spring Training.”