Caucuses

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.

Council 75 Black Caucus
A group composed of people that identify as African-Americans/Black to promote the interests of Black people, empower workers to organize for justice and take leadership in advancing the equity goals of our union. Click here to fill out the Black Caucus interest form. 

Watch our short Black Caucus video

Council 75 People of Color Caucus
Created to promote camaraderie and collaboration between members of our union who do not identify as caucasian and to empower workers to organize for justice and take leadership in advancing the equity goals of our union. Click here to fill out the POC Caucus interest form.

Watch our short POC Caucus video
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Council 75 LGBTQ+ Caucus
The LGBTQ+ Caucus was created for LGBTQ+ AFSCME members to promote equal rights, fight against discriminatory practices by employers or in the workplace, eliminate hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well-being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Click here to fill out the LGBTQ+ Caucus interest form.

Watch our short LGBTQ+ Caucus video​​​​

Environmental Caucus
The Environmental Caucus was created to promote land/wildlife conservation, environmentally friendly initiatives at the state and local level as well as green job initiatives that will provide new opportunities for Oregon AFSCME members and workers across Oregon. Click here to fill out the Environmental Caucus interest form.

Watch our short Environmental Caucus video

Conservative Caucus
The Conservative Caucus was created to provide space for members with conservative leanings to discuss how to best engage like members in our union and labor movement. To sign up, please fill out the membership form. Click here to fill out the Conservative Caucus interest form.

Watch our short Conservative Caucus video

Women's Caucus
The Women's Caucus began as the Women's Committee, created to promote equal rights, fight against discriminatory practices by employers or in the workplace, and the improved health and well-being for all. Click here to fill out the Women's Caucus interest form.

Watch our short Women's Caucus video

LatinX Caucus
A group composed of people that identify as LatinX to promote the interests of LatinX people, empower workers to organize for justice and take leadership in advancing the equity goals of our union. Click here to fill out the LatinX Caucus interest form.

Watch our short LatinX Caucus video

Veteran's Caucus
The Veteran's Caucus brings together Oregon AFSCME veterans in order to ensure veteran's issues are addressed and highlighted at the council and local level. Click here to fill out the Veteran's Caucus interest form. 

Watch our short Veteran's Caucus video

Disability Caucus
A space for people with disabilities to encourage discussions on making our workplaces more friendly and inclusive toward people with disabilities, and fight back against discrimination. Click here to fill out the Disability Caucus interest form. 

Watch our short Disability Caucus video

While our council committees will continue, the addition of caucuses provides more informal opportunities for members self-selecting to participate. If you have any additional caucus ideas please contact the SMART Center at 1-844-758-6466 or [email protected].