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A committed labor, civil rights and community activist, Yvonne Wheeler has spent her life championing the rights of working people.

We stand together in solidarity with AFSCME International, other councils and locals, other unions, community partners, lawmakers, and working people – from all political parties – who have condemned the violence and attack on our democracy we witnessed this week.

Your engagement is key to being a powerful union. As part of Oregon AFSCME’s strategic plan, we are expanding opportunities for involvement with an increase in member caucuses. Our goal with these caucuses is to elevate member voices with an eye toward equity to better address the needs of all our members.

Oregon AFSCME members who lost their homes to fire or faced other financial hardships are encouraged to apply for financial relief through the Oregon AFSCME Wildfire Relief Fund.

Over the next week or so, Oregon AFSCME staff will follow-up with applicants to confirm eligibility as well as contact info and the best way to deliver financial assistance. Those affected must be members in good standing to be considered.

Oregon AFSCME members who lost their homes to fire or faced other financial hardships are encouraged to apply for financial relief through the Oregon AFSCME Wildfire Relief Fund.

Over the next week or so, Oregon AFSCME staff will follow-up with applicants to confirm eligibility as well as contact info and the best way to deliver financial assistance. Those affected must be members in good standing to be considered.

Oregon AFSCME members have been calling for a way to donate to their union siblings in need, and now we have a method to do so. 100% of the funds donated to Oregon AFSCME's Wildfire Relief Fund* will go directly to Oregon AFSCME members and their families affected by the wildfires.

Donate to the Oregon AFSCME Wildfire Relief Fund

Ergonomics for Telework

Most of us do not have complete home offices like we do at work, so telework can be a challenge. AFSCME wants to make sure you know the basics about how to keep yourself healthy while teleworking.

One of the best ergonomics guides for teleworking we have found is from Stanford University's Department of Environmental Health & Safety. This guide and short webinar was created to assist Stanford faculty and staff who are currently teleworking.