In a significant step towards ensuring equitable healthcare access for all Oregonians, Governor Kotek has signed SB 1578 into law.

Salem, Oregon - Oregon's 82nd Legislative Assembly passed HB 4045, the Public Safety Workforce Stabilization Act, an historic investment in Oregon's public safety workers..

The Oregon Retirement Savings Board and State Treasurer Tobias Read today announced that $5 million of dedicated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars are being disbursed by Oregon's Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) to fund the OregonSaves retirement accounts of more than 900 Oregon childcare service providers.

The Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) cordially invites you to join us for a month-long recognition of Black excellence in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, Portland Rising, Oregon AFSCME, and AFRAM/SEIU Local 503. The primary focus is health care. All events will be presented via Zoom and in-person.

The evening of December 10, 2023, was coined: ‘Make a Joyful Noise’. Hundreds of union and civil rights activists filled the ballroom of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco to pay homage to Sibling William Bill Lucy on this celebration of his 90th birthday. Some of the accolades used that evening described Mr Lucy, as: “the gold standard”, “a courageous visionary”, “a charismatic changer maker” and “the North Star of the labor movement.”

PORTLAND, Ore. – Citing major safety and continuity of care concerns, a strong majority of 250 eligible residential behavioral health staff at ColumbiaCare Services, a statewide nonprofit based in Medford, submitted union authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this week. A union vote is likely to occur in February.

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As the 2024 short legislative session begins, we are building toward an in-person Oregon AFSCME Lobby Day to ensure our stories are heard by legislators.

The Yamhill County Employee Association (YCEA)/AFSCME Local 1422 is proud to announce that its members have overwhelmingly voted to ratify the agreement reached with the county last week, after a five-day strike and work stoppage. The agreement highlights the collaborative efforts of these incredibly dedicated workers to address their key concerns and ensure a fair and equitable working environment for all workers. 

The top contract highlights include:

FIVE DAY STRIKE RESULTS IN 13% WAGE INCREASES OVER THE LIFE OF THE CONTRACT Yamhill County workers represented by the Yamhill County Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1422, ended their five day strike after a 12 hour day of mediation, reaching a three-year tentative agreement with Yamhill County. Next, members of Local 1422 will vote to ratify the contract.

After nearly two years, the members of Oregon AFSCME Local 1246, Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU), have finally settled their grievance over unpaid mandatory call-backs - ensuring fair compensation for affected employees.