PORTLAND, OR - Workers at JOIN, a social service organization that supports people experiencing homelessness in their transition to permanent housing, and JOIN leadership announced in a unified sta

Weekly Legislative Update 2.9.23

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

We have an important update about one of the bills on our legislative agenda that impacts thousands of Oregon AFSCME members.

On Thursday, February 2, members from the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Oregon State Hospital, and the Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU) testified on behalf of Senate Bill 631, which would limit the amount of forced overtime certain 24/7 State employees can be required to work without penalty.

"Governor Kotek's budget plan is a step in the right direction and begins to address the significant staffing shortages in the State. It invests in Oregon workers and makes recruitment and retention in some of our most struggling agencies a priority. Investments in those agencies hardest hit by staffing are important, and we must also continue to prioritize funding for behavioral health and housing, but we need to make sure we do more.

Weekly Legislative Update 1.23.23

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

With the 2023 Oregon Legislative Session well underway, we wanted to remind members like you why it’s so important to get involved in our state politics. The decisions our leaders make on our behalf have major impacts on the work that we do every day, and if we aren’t at the table, our voices won’t be heard.

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Media Contact: David Kreisman, 971-271-7818, [email protected]

Oregon AFSCME Behavioral Health and Supportive Housing Worker Settle Strong Contracts With Central City Concern and Transition Projects

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Oregon AFSCME President Gary Gillespie who died of health complications on August 27th.  Gary was a devoted brother, uncle, workers' rights advocate, board member, music lover, Cincinnati fan, community activist and friend to many!  He will be missed!

Oregon AFSCME Local 328 Settles Historic Contract With OHSU

Contract Includes Massive Investments in Workers

Oregon AFSCME Local 328 and OHSU have settled a historic contract after more than seven months of bargaining and 93% of voting members authorizing a strike.

Highlights of the contract include: