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During last night's City of Warrenton City Commissioners meeting, members of our AFSCME Local 2746-5 packed the room to address the Commission publicly about the struggles that City employees are facing. We conducted a recent union survey that confirmed our members are having a difficult time providing for their families, paying basic medical bills, and are having to take second or third jobs to make ends meet in our community. All employees surveyed indicated they were actively looking for new employment. We believe this is a crisis that the City should act on immediately.

PORTLAND, OR, April 20, 2023—After negotiating a three-year collective bargaining agreement, Central City Concern (CCC) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have signed a Neutrality Agreement declaring non-represented employees have the freedom of choice on the question of whether or not to be represented by ​Oregon ​AFSCME. Over 300 of the 1,100 CCC employees are currently represented by AFSCME.

Oregon AFSCME mourns the senseless murder of former Correctional Officer, Joseph Johnson who was serving as a reservist with the City of Nyssa Police Department when he was killed this past weekend. Johnson is survived by his wife and two children, ages 12 and 14.

Johnson’s commitment to his community was unshakable.

April 13, 2023
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OHSU Postdocs File for Union Representation With AFSCME
Seek to join the over 8,000 Oregon AFSCME members at OHSU

PORTLAND, OR - Seeking greater respect and a seat at the table, a strong majority of approximately 240 eligible postdoctoral research staff at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) submitted union authorization cards with Oregon AFSCME this week.

Percy Winters Jr. is a man on a mission. As a member of the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 Board and Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee, Percy is dedicated to building a more just and equitable future for all workers. His passion for social justice has driven him to pursue education and leadership opportunities, culminating in his recent graduation from the prestigious Harvard University Law School Trade Union Program