Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents some 25,000 workers in Oregon. Most are public employees who work for either the State of Oregon or an Oregon city, county or special district. Oregon AFSCME does represent some private sector employees as well; most of those are employed by non-profit agencies that provide some form of public service.
Oregon AFSCME is member-driven. The union is governed by a statewide Executive Board; the E-Board is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s biennial convention. The full Executive Board meets quarterly. A 17-member sub-group, the Executive Committee, is comprised of the union’s top elected officers and meets monthly.
The current President of Oregon AFSCME is Jeff Klatke. Klatke is a Senior Treasury Accountant at Home Forward (the former Housing Authority of Portland) and a member of AFSCME Local 3135.
Stacy Chamberlain is the Oregon AFSCME Interim Executive Director.
Other key management team members include Andy Friedman, the union’s Field Services Director; Joe Baessler, the union’s Political Director; and Corey Nicholson, the union’s Organizing Director.
Ross Grami is the union’s Communications Director and, as such, the primary media contact.