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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.
An update on the latest attempts to take away our healthcare, Governor Kate Brown signs Fair Work Week into law, Lane County workers rally for a fair contract, LERC celebrates 40 years, wildfire emergency hardship assistance, and Andy Puzder in Oregon.
A summary of the 55th Oregon AFL-CIO Convention, a call to action about tax reform, stand up and speak out with Lane County employees next week in Eugene, and a new poll about the growing support for unions.
Paul Ryan in Oregon, an update on NAFTA renegotiations, hold the line on workplace protections, and the role of unions and working people in keeping us safe and informed during the eclipse.
The labor movement's response to the domestic terrorism and hatred in Charlottesville, making NAFTA work for working people, an update on white nationalists dumping money into Oregon politics, and how you can help 350,000 Oregonians preserve their healthcare.
Take action to protect overtime pay for millions of working people, an update from Nissan campaign in Mississippi, Labor Day picnics, and a list of union-made back to school supplies.
Workers at Nissan in Mississippi vote this week in a historic union organizing campaign, join AFSCME for a spaghetti dinner to benefit a member in need, an organizing win at Facebook, and a look ahead at the battles surrounding healthcare.
A response from Pride At Work and the Union Veterans Council on President Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, nurses call for transparency from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, a national healthcare update and looking back at the 2017 Legislative Session.