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.