The Yamhill County Employee Association (YCEA)/AFSCME Local 1422 is proud to announce that its members have overwhelmingly voted to ratify the agreement reached with the county last week, aft

Five day strike results in 13% wage increases over the life of the contract

Yamhill County workers represented by the Yamhill County Employees Association/AFSCME L

After nearly two years, the members of Oregon AFSCME Local 1246, Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU), have finally settled their grievance over unpaid mandatory call-backs - ensuring fair co

weekly legislative update

February 20, 2023

Last week was a busy one for Oregon AFSCME member action in the Capitol. We had four hearings for bills that are part of our 2023 legislative agenda, with members testifying at all of them – great work! We’d like to thank all of those who shared their stories in person, virtually, and in written submissions:

Weekly legislative update 

February 16, 2023

As you know, the most impactful way to affect change in the legislature, is to make your voice heard. Last week we had a number of hearings for bills that support the work our members do every day, and we wanted to give a quick shout-out to a few of those members who provided testimony to our state lawmakers:

Workers At New Avenues For Youth File for Union Representation With AFSCME

PORTLAND, OR - A strong majority of the over 130 eligible staff at New Avenues For Youth, a nonprofit focused on preventing and intervening in cases of youth homelessness, submitted union authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Next, workers will vote on whether to form their union with Oregon AFSCME in late March or early April.

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.