Oregon AFSCME Board: “No interviews, no endorsement, no financial support"
Following passage of the anti-worker SB1049, the board of Oregon AFSCME, representing over 26,000 public sector employees, voted unanimously to disqualify legislators that voted for SB1049 from Oregon AFSCME’s 2020 endorsement process.
“Legislators that voted for SB1049 devalued the work we do on behalf of the people of Oregon,” said Jeff Klatke, President of Oregon AFSCME.
“No interviews, no endorsement, no financial support. Our members generously donate their time and money to our political efforts to support legislators who fight for workers regardless of political party” continued Klatke.
“Legislators that voted ‘yes’ turned around and told our members they were paid too much and the work they do is worthless. AFSCME members support those elected officials that support them and the work that they do” said Klatke.