Press Releases & Statements
The 55th Biennial Convention of the Oregon AFL-CIO adjourned today in Bend following two days of inspiring speeches and recommitment to the fight for economic and social justice.
The Governor’s dedication to Oregon’s working people and unions earned her boisterous applause from delegates and upon concluding her speech a motion came from the floor calling for the Oregon AFL-CIO’s endorsement for her campaign in 2018.
"The unions of the Oregon AFL-CIO will stand with these brave young workers and will continue to fight for legislation so that the contributions they make are celebrated, rather than assaulted.
“This Labor Day, as we celebrate the contributions of working families, let’s also pledge to do the hard work of transforming our economy so every single American can work for a better life.”
"The true values of our country, values like equality and solidarity, are what have always overcome the most abominable prejudices."
“Uber’s meddling in the Oregon legislature’s transportation funding process is a thinly-veiled attempt to buy off our state in exchange for less regulation. It is an open door for Uber to earn massive profits at the expense of working people."
Community members attended town hall meetings hosted by Representative Greg Walden this week. The town hall meetings scheduled by Rep. Walden follow a wave of accountability actions from constituents, who are critical of the lack of open meetings with constituents by Rep. Walden
Statements by Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain and National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and changes to the Senate rules.