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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.

A Tentative Agreement has been reached! Please note, this table only reflects major points of proposals. Not every aspect of every proposal is reflected on the site below, but it will be updated: https://www.oregonafscme.org/2021-central-table-bargaining-issues

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A group of Mental Health Therapists, Substance Use Counselors, Peer Support Specialists, Service Coordinators, and Front Desk staff at Lifeworks NW Hawthorn Walk-In Center, a Washington County-funded Crisis Services facility, submitted union authorization cards representing a strong majority of the eligible staff, with the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, March 23rd.

We have experienced the rise of racism, our AAPI families have felt the sudden surge of tragic Asian Hate crimes across the nation and in our local communities.

A committed labor, civil rights and community activist, Yvonne Wheeler has spent her life championing the rights of working people. Growing up as the daughter of a longtime union activist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the civil rights movement, at an early age she applied the principles of direct action and civil disobedience when because of the 1965 Desegregation Decree she was forced to attend desegregated Baton Rouge High School.