In 2014, big corporate interests and out-of -state billionaires are bringing back some of Bill Sizemore’s worst ideas--including Initiative Petition 9. IP 9 reads, “Allows non-union member public employees receiving required union representation to refuse to share representation cost.”
Our right to a secure retirement is again under threat. Governor Kitzhaber and state legislators are considering further attacks on PERS benefits that would be considered in a September 30th Special Session, despite passage of SB 822 earlier this year which cut some $800-million in PERS benefits.
AFT-Oregon hosted a forum for Local presidents and leaders on June 8, to brainstorm a campaign to resolve how to tackle the student debt crisis and better advocate for post-secondary funding. The forum came in response to a resolution passed at convention calling for development of a plan to tackle these issues.
Hundreds of members give voluntary contributions to the AFT-Oregon Political Action Fund. Members just like you who care about important issues. We are all Political Action.
Quality Education for Oregon Students - As AFT members, we live and work in all educational settings - in the private and public sectors, in classified and faculty positions, from Pre-K to higher education. We know that a strong economy and vibrant society are dependent on access of students to quality education at levels. At the state legislature and every election, our members advocate for stable and sufficient funding for educational programs that serve Oregon students of all ages. Members - Take Action Here
Affordable and Quality Health Care - Oregon is in the midst of a healthcare crisis with employees being ask to shoulder more of the cost for healthcare and more Oregonians losing access to coverage. AFT-Oregon members believe that access to affordable and quality healthcare is a top priority. That is why, AFT-Oregon supports to help control health care costs and expand access to quality health care to all Oregonians. Members - Take Action Here
Economic Fairness and Social Justice - AFT-Oregon members believe the in the freedom for employees to form a union free from intimidation or coercion. We further believe in a promoting and protecting workplace settings that are safe, discrimination-free, and that are respectful. Members - Take Action Here
Protecting a Secure Retirement - The ability to retire with dignity is a main concern for AFT-Oregon members. We support efforts to maintain the right of Oregon workers to a secure retirement. Members - Take Action Here