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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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SWOCCCF, local 3972, wins back pay

SWOCCCF, local 3972, President Vickie Brumit and former Vice President Colleen Keen pose for a photo after winning back pay for five previously unrepresented members. Photo courtesy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Classified Federation

“Unions stand up for workers even if they’re not in the bargaining unit … technically.”

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Six steps to debt-free college

The number of debt-free college plans beginning to circulate can be confusing, but the core message is simple: Higher education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and without the cost of crippling debt.

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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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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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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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Happy holidays from AFT-Oregon

Please note that AFT-Oregon's office will be closed for winter break from December 24, 2013, through New Year's Day.  We wish you a warm and safe holiday season, and will see you in 2014!


 

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