In October, after 16+ months of hard work and unity, we ratified the strongest contract seen in decades. We said: Yes to historic wage increases Yes to expanding our healthcare And YES to improving working conditions for 18k+ members in ways big and small Now that we’re several months into enforcing this contract, a few members have taken the time … Read more
President’s Corner, Dan Clay Over the course of my career I’ve seen worker’s rights eroded by politicians (and appointed judges) bankrolled by Corporate America. The Supreme Court ruled it illegal for public sector union members to vote on how their unions were funded, striking a blow to public employees everywhere. The National Labor Relations Board has been overturning past … Read more
The 2019 legislative session in Oregon drew to a close on the last day of June with a flood of bills passing onto the governor’s desk.
As we said back in April, the session was bursting with bills that could bring positive change to the lives of working families in Oregon. Now that all is said and done we can pause to reflect on massive wins such as Paid Family and Medical Leave (HB 2005) and Rent Control (SB 608), both of which will bring unprecedented security and stability for our members.
Lobby Days are one of my favorite days of the year, because it’s when we take to the halls of power en masse to speak our truth. Over time I’ve seen the combined level of excitement and dedication of our members continue to rise as our power in Salem is proven time and time again. This time, the feeling in … Read more