En los últimos años, hemos visto de primera mano lo importante que es contar con representantes electos que entienden los problemas que enfrentan los trabajadores y luchan junto a nosotros para lograr cambios. Los líderes que elegimos tienen un enorme impacto en nuestros presupuestos, contratos y condiciones laborales, y no podemos darnos el lujo de quedarnos al margen cuando llega el momento de elegir a las personas que nos representarán.

In a significant step towards ensuring equitable healthcare access for all Oregonians, Governor Kotek has signed SB 1578 into law. This legislation will establish a statewide portal that enables individuals on state-funded healthcare plans to seamlessly access certified health care interpreters.

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.. HB 4045 received overwhelming bipartisan, bicameral support, marking a significant step forward in prioritizing the dedicated workers who serve on the front lines of public safety by allowing them to retire with enhanced benefits.

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.