Oregon AFSCME’s member-led Board is proud to endorse Lamar Wise to succeed Senator Chuck Riley.

“Lamar has a proven commitment to the labor movement and has spent his career fighting for and alongside communities of color, young people and working people to increase access to healthcare, education and affordable housing. His experience and knowledge is exactly what Oregon needs to get back on track” said Oregon AFSCME President Elizabeth Goetzinger.

We are saddened to report  that on November 13th, our Oregon AFSCME family lost Damon Millican.  

Today, Oregon AFSCME Executive Director Stacy Chamberlain testified on behalf of Oregon’s 2,104 family- and home-based child care providers, and Oregon AFSCME 33,000 represented Oregon workers in the House Interim Committee on Early Childhood. 

“I’m here to speak on behalf of the child care providers we’ve lost through the unprecedented toll of the pandemic and the thousands who struggle to remain open. 

Reprinted from Kezi 9 News

The contract bargaining began in March and stalled in September. The process will now go to a third-party mediator to facilitate the discussions.

October 25, 2021
Contact: David Kreisman, [email protected]

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In 2017, Oregon AFSCME Council 75 released the United We Heal report, highlighting specific issues facing the behavioral health workforce and the clients they serve every day.

In order to celebrate and honor the lives of Oregon AFSCME members who have passed away, please use this form to submit the names of Oregon AFSCME members who have passed away.

Our members are part of our union family and we know their loss has ripple effects that sometimes are not seen but are always felt. Member names will be included in board moments of silence and at our biennial convention.

Our nation’s behavioral and mental health workers have helped families and communities deal with every imaginable crisis, including the opioid crisis, gun violence, homelessness and the coronavirus pandemic. But for far too long, their work has not been fully appreciated.