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"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%.
"The bravery shown in Lane County to stand up for a fair contract demonstrates the kind of grit and determination that built America’s labor movement."
The affiliated unions of the Oregon AFL-CIO send our condolences to the victims of the tragic violence in Las Vegas, and we stand in solidarity with all impacted by this incident.
This week's update includes an exciting update from the Oregon State Legislature which could establish healthcare as a human right for all Oregonians, the latest on State Senator Kruse's resignation, the Oregon AFL-CIO response to President Trump's infrastructure plan, and two take action items.
This week's update include the Oregon AFL-CIO's response to Governor Kate Brown's State of the State Address, a roundup of influential leaders and their stories for Black History Month, a new video showing that Oregon's struggle against racism is not over, and a chance to grade Betsy DeVos' performance as Secretary of Education.
This week's update includes the Oregon AFL-CIO's response to the State of the Union address, an update from State Senate District 19, I AM 2018, and a remidner about the upcoming OWLL gatherings.
This week's update includes the Oregon AFL-CIO's response to our victory in the January Special Election, a look into why Oregon's union movement is growing, LERC's Black History Month events, and a petition to make NAFTA renegotiations focus on working people instead of corporations.
This week's update includes a call to action to help pass Measure 101, a look behind recent job growth numbers and the danger of misclassifying workers, the importance of passing a clean DREAM Act and saving TPS, and a look back at the shared pathway of labor and civil rights.
This week's update includes the latest on helping get out the vote for Measure 101, an announcement about the Oregon Labor Candidate School's upcoming classes, a look at an important voting rights case in the Supreme Court, and save the date for the Oregon Women Labor Leaders gathering in February.
This week's update includes a roundup of minimum wage and paid family medical leaves which began across the country on January 1, a look into the Time's Up initiative, an important update about Measure 101, details about a new union-represented catering company in Portland, and an update on the efforts by LA Times staff to stand together in union.
This week's update is a look back at 2017 and a look ahead at the struggles we will face together in 2018 from Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain.
This week's update includes: Oregon's unions respond to the GOP tax plan passing in Congress, President Trump threatens the livelihood of working people by supporting a Supreme Court case, Measure 101 holiday talking points, last minute union-made gift guides for holiday shopping and more!
This week's stories include Doug Jones winning in Alabama, a look into the efforts to make unions and workplaces safe for all workers, rallies and actions in the coming week and much more!