Roadmap to Victory

Oregon AFL-CIO Weekly Update: Roadmap to Victory
August 22, 2018


Roadmap to Victory

In the latest issue of the Northwest Labor Press¸ Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain explains how the electoral defeat in Missouri of so-called “right to work” and Proposition A is a roadmap to victory for the labor movement – and for Oregon’s unions:

Oregon’s union movement is taking notes from Missouri. While efforts to undermine our unions in Oregon may look different than in Missouri, there is no shortage of work to do to make Oregon a place where working people have a fair shot at prosperity. Whether it’s defeating ballot measures which hurt workers, defending a champion for workers like Governor Kate Brown, or electing a new advocate for workers’ rights to our legislature, union members will be busy across Oregon this election season. Missouri’s example of fusing union solidarity with cutting edge campaigning is how we can win big for working people here in Oregon, and how unions around the country can turn the tide against attacks on our rights.

Click here to read the rest of President Chamberlain’s article.


We Are Winning

The National AFL-CIO launched a television ad campaign this week highlighting the wave of collective action sweeping the country. From union organizing victories to the defeat of so-called “right to work” in Missouri, working people are on the rise.


Working people are tearing down a broken status quo to advance our movement, build a fairer economy and usher in a more just society. Here are just a few of the recent wins the labor movement has secured in that fight:


Working Women Reject Kavanaugh

Working women spoke out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court today in Washington DC. Time and again, Kavanaugh has ruled against working people, especially those pursuing employment discrimination claims and trying to join together in a union. So much is on the line with Kavanaugh’s nomination, including our ability to hold our harassers accountable, to achieve equal pay, to fight pregnancy discrimination, and to organize for our rights at work. We can’t let Kavanaugh have a lifetime seat on the highest court.


North Coast Bus Drivers Join
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757!

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of ATU Local 757: bus drivers and mechanics for the Sunset Empire Transportation District in Astoria, who were just certified as union members by the Oregon Employment Relations Board!  


The 20 drivers and mechanics at SETD were facing a familiar situation: low wages, poor working conditions, and out-of-touch company management. Click here to learn more about this exciting news.