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2013 resolutions passed by convention delegates

Resolutions Adopted by Convention


Resolution No. 2013-1

Funding and Sufficient Positions to Handle Reporting Requirements

Whereas, America’s schools are under scrutiny from state education departments, legislatures, and Congress with mandates intended to improve student success; and


2013 AFT NW Leadership Forum offered something for everyone

Over 100 union leaders from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada attended a four-day training on union skills at the third annual AFT Northwest Leadership Forum, July 11-14, in Vancouver, Washington.  AFT-Oregon and AFT Washington developed the event, along with AFT Local 6732 (OSEA) and Local 5017 (OFNHP), to develop skills for leading and building the union. 


AFT-Oregon welcomes classifieds in Local 6020 (AFTOCUE)

Classified employees at Oregon Coast Community College have chosen Local 6020 (AFTOCUE) as their union representative. Union authorization was given by a majority of these employees who signed cards to have a second unit added in the union representing faculty at the college.


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.


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.