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SWOCCFT, local 3190, wins back worker's job

It’s been nothing but victories for the AFT-Oregon workers at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

After Southwestern Oregon Community College Classified Federation (SWOCCCF) local 3972’s back pay victory the members of Southwestern Oregon Community College Federation of Teachers (SWOCCFT) local 3190 won a former professor’s job back.

“We spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was going on and the college made getting accurate information a hassle,” President of SWOCCFT, local 3190, Bernadette Kapocias said.

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2015 AFT Northwest Leadership Forum: Recap

As all education and health professionals know, people never really stops learning once they finish their education. There are always new studies and new techniques to brush up on.

The same goes for union work, which is why AFT prides itself on our constantly updated and relevant trainings.

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SWOCCCF, local 3972, wins back pay

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

This was the mindset of Southwestern Oregon Community College Classified Federation (SWOCCCF), local 3972, President Vickie Brumit, and the rest of the local’s classified employees when they challenged the classification of five test proctors at their college.

For years, the college hid the proctors from the unit claiming they were not classified employees and not subject to the union contract.

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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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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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