The Latest News from Oregon's Unions
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Stand up and speak out for working people.
Tell Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to only award rebates to fair and responsible electric vehicle manufacturers.
The Gig Economy and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft are rapidly changing our economy and workforce. From being paid less than minimum wage, to disputed employment status, to interference in states' legislative process - it's clear that TNCs are putting profits over workers. We have an opportunity to change that in Portland.
It's time for Burgerville to play by the rules, rehire the workers and recognize the union. Enough is enough: No more retaliation.
Undercutting our right to stand together exacerbates the racial wage gap and starves the unions that give communities of color a voice against corporate interests.
It’s up to working people to tell Secretary Betsy DeVos that she is failing our public education system. Tell her to support our public school workers and students for a passing grade.
Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is nothing less than cruel and heartless. It's time for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
It’s time to call on our leadership: elected representatives, business CEOs, civic leaders and small business owners to reject this initiative and to work together for one Oregon where we can all work and live together.
The Oregon AFL-CIO will hold the annual memorial service in observance of Workers Memorial Day at the Fallen Worker Memorial at the state Capitol Mall in Salem on Friday, April 27th at noon.
Canvass for Val Hoyle for Labor Commissioner in Portland!
The Gig Economy and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft are rapidly changing our economy and workforce. From being paid less than minimum wage to interference in states' legislative process - it's clear that TNCs are putting profits over workers. We have an opportunity to change that in Portland. Join us on April 30 to tell Portland City Council to give Uber & Lyft drivers and impacted community members a voice.
Join us for the 2018 May Day March & Rally! This year's march for immigrants & workers will focus on: Driver Licenses for All, Defending Oregon's Sanctuary law, No to IP 22, Together for Education, and Standing with Unions.
Canvass for Val Hoyle for Labor Commissioner in Portland!
Up-to-the-minute news from Oregon's union movement on Facebook & Twitter.
Join us to mourn the fallen and fight for the living at the 2018 Workers’ Memorial Day Observation in Salem on Frid… https://t.co/VDzaugyMsH
Knock doors, win votes: canvass for Val Hoyle for Labor Commissioner on April 28 at 10am in Portland: https://t.co/x4KetpR5YL
Join Uber & Lyft drivers to rally at Portland City Hall on Monday, April 30 at noon! https://t.co/S9NUcpcx59
Latest Press Releases & Statements
"State Representative Buehler’s record as a legislator shows us where his values are, and what kind of a Governor he wants to be. From voting against increasing our minimum wage to his opposition to Oregon’s paid sick leave law, he is not prioritizing the needs of working people."
“Janus is simply another blatant attempt to rig the rules of the economy against working people. At a time when income inequality is on the rise, rents are getting higher, and healthcare is treated as a privilege of the wealthy, unions remain the single most important tool workers have to achieve economic freedom. That’s why we are under attack, and that is why we are committed to fighting back and organizing for a brighter future.”
"If he is serious about fixing our nation’s infrastructure problem, President Trump could learn a lot from Governor Kate Brown’s approach."
"Governor Kate Brown has consistently demonstrated her leadership, from driving a bipartisan effort to fund infrastructure improvements to standing up against hate, injustice and inequity."
"President Trump gave an optimistic speech, but his perspective of America is far from the reality of most Americans. The working women and men of our nation are not seeing the same country he described in his speech, thanks to the policies his administration has put forward."
"Oregon’s unions played a tremendous role in passing Measure 101, and by mobilizing union members in cities around the state we sent a strong message: Every Oregonian, especially the most vulnerable, should have access to healthcare."
“Today’s data is more than numbers, it tells us a powerful story and gives working people hope for a better future. It’s about workers standing together to bring forward positive change at work. That’s what belonging to a union is about: standing shoulder to shoulder with your coworkers to protect your freedom to find prosperity, to earn a decent living, to have safe working conditions and respect and dignity on the job."
Instead of giving massive handouts to the wealthy, we need fair tax and budget policies which raise revenue to invest in our infrastructure, good jobs, public education and essential benefits.
The unions of the Oregon AFL-CIO are thankful for Oregon’s Senators Wyden and Merkley who did everything they could to expose this shameful bill for what it is: another version of the same economic policies that benefit the wealthy while leaving working Americans behind.
The tax plan being touted by Republicans is not reform. Real tax reform would put money back into the pockets of working people. Their plan encourages offshoring and proposes cuts to vital programs like Medicaid, Medicare, education and infrastructure to cover the cost of tax breaks for the 1%.