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Michelle Batten and Frank Goulard

Two recently retired local union presidents were honored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council at its 24th Annual Labor Appreciation Dinner. Michelle Batten, retired president of Portland Federation of School Professionals (PFSP), AFT Local 111, was honored with the Del Ricks Community Service Award. Batten served as president and was on the Executive Council of PFSP for many years. She was also a member of AFT-Oregon's Executive Council. 

Also honored was Frank Goulard, president of Portland Community College Faculty Federation and Academic Professionals (PCCFFAP), AFT Local 2277, who is retiring this summer after a long tenure. 

People holding sign that says "We are worth MORE"

Members and supporters of Oregon Coast United Employees, AFT Local 6020 gather at a rally before a board meeting of the Oregon Coast Community College. This is the second consecutive contract negotiation that has ended up in mediation, and members let the board know that they are tired of the endless delays. 


The AFT-Oregon Executive Council has a vacancy for the Secretary position. Duties for this position include assisting with collecting meeting and committee minutes, notes, agendas, and corresponding documents, and organizing executive council files within a shared digital format for the entire Executive Council.


AFT-Oregon leaders stand in solidarity with those who are exercising their fundamental rights to protest injustice, hold institutions accountable, and exercise academic freedom. We stand in opposition to police repression and the suspension, expulsion, or retaliation of our union members and the students we serve at Oregon’s colleges and universities, such as at PSU and UO where demonstrations are ongoing.

Spring into Power AFT-Oregon

AFT-Oregon's Annual Training Event

Join us for AFT-Oregon's annual training event, Spring into Power.

Saturday, April 13, 2024


If you are involved with your local’s communications or social media, you are invited to AFT-Oregon’s Communications Symposium, which will be held online Friday, Feb. 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. We are hoping to gather leaders from many locals to have a collaborative and fruitful discussion.

In the first hour, local leaders will share best practices for contacting members and the bargaining unit using communications and social media tools. In the second hour, we’ll discuss how locals and AFT-Oregon can best support and amplify the messages of our fellow unionists. 


Employees of Friends of the Children - Portland voted today to form a new union named FriendsPDX Union Network (FUN), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers-Oregon. The vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, was approved by 93% of the voting employees.

Executive Vice President-elect Ted Cooper and President-elect Ariana Jacob

Delegates to the AFT-Oregon's 69th Convention in Sunriver elected a new Executive Council on April 30, 2023. The delegates elected Ariana Jacob, PSUFA Co-Chair, to be the new president. The Executive Vice President will be Ted Cooper, GEU, and the Secretary will be Fara Broughton, CGE President. The Treasurer will be Bill Harbaugh, UAUO Treasurer and the Vice President for Political Action will be Hollie Oakes-Miller of PCCFFAP.


Documents from the 2023 AFT-Oregon Convention can be found here.

Here are the proposed amendments to the AFT-Oregon Constitution and Bylaws that were submitted by the February 27 deadline.  MORE