Press Releases & Statements
“The Oregon AFL-CIO will continue to be a strong voice for Oregon’s workers, and we are determined to adapt to the changing reality of the fight for justice for all Oregonians. The future of our movement is bright, bold and inclusive. We will fight for any worker dreaming of a better life, regardless of who they love, the country they were born in or the color of their skin. “
Senator Merkley has been on the side of working people since his first day in office. We are proud to endorse him for reelection. Time and time again, he has shown up for workers – walking picket lines, listening to our concerns and working on policies designed to offer a pathway to prosperity for everyone. From education to workers’ rights, he is the Senator we need in Washington D.C.
The Oregon Labor Movement is only beholden to workers, not a political party. It’s clear to me that the Democratic supermajorities and Governor thought that workers would continue to support those who attacked their retirement and then failed to pass other key pro-worker priorities
“When we gather our movement together at our Convention, it’s important that we get out of the conference rooms and into the streets to put solidarity into action. Solidarity is the blood of the union movement, and by showing up for each other’s struggles we make our voices louder and more powerful.”
Timothy Nesbitt has continued to exploit his past role as a union leader to give clout to his anti-public worker PERS Solutions organization that continually misconstrues false solutions as facts.
““The widescale use of self-checkout machines in our state’s grocery stores is part of a deliberate corporate strategy that relies on automation to reduce labor costs and eliminate jobs.”
Community members, worker advocates and women’s rights organizations delivered thousands of petition signatures to Fred Meyer’s central office today in Southeast Portland to demand fair pay for women employees.
“Oregon’s unions are proud to be a part of the efforts to bring baseball to the Rose City and to be a part of the only unionized sports arena in the state of Oregon. By giving workers the unfettered opportunity for union representation, we are securing a bright economic future for the women and men who will make baseball happen in Portland.”
The Grocery Store Service and Community Protection Act seeks to reduce self-checkout machines in Oregon grocery stores.
“We are proud of the work we did three years ago to raise wages, but the fact remains that Oregon’s economy is leaving too many working people behind while corporate profits soar.”