In an historic vote, members of the Portland Federation of School Professionals (PFSP – AFT Local #111), the union representing 1,350 classified employees at Portland Public Schools, rejected ratification of their new tentative agreement and are heading back to the bargaining table.
“Our members are frustrated and exhausted,” said John MacDuffee, PFSP President. “They want a living wage, safe working conditions, and a higher quality of life. These are the same workers who were there on the front lines during the pandemic, showing up every day to support students – both in the classroom and behind the scenes - even when staffing shortages put them in harm’s way. The result of this vote indicates there is a lot of work still to do to improve the working conditions of our members."
The American Federation of Teachers - Oregon (AFT-Oregon or AFT-OR) is hiring a Finance Operations Specialist to join the Federation’s staff team. This is a full-time permanent position with excellent benefits.
We seek someone with strong financial and budgetary skills, the ability to collaborate with union elected leadership and their coworkers, and a demonstrated commitment to union values of racial justice, gender equity, and labor solidarity.