Weekly Update: Invest in Us

Improving Transportation Helps Working People

Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain’s article in the latest issue of the Northwest Labor Press explains why Oregon’s union members should speak up about investment in our transportation infrastructure:

“Proposed projects are outlined for almost every Oregon county. That means across the state, over the next 10 years, we have a real opportunity to create jobs, ease compressive choke points, and improve transportation infrastructure. Unless our Legislature takes action, transportation choke points in the Portland metro area will continue to drive up costs for farmers, manufacturers, and businesses across Oregon. Unless the transportation package is approved during this legislative session, the increased commute times, which impact both workers and businesses, will only get worse.”

Click here to read Tom’s full article.

We Need to Invest in Oregon

Everyone can and should succeed in Oregon’s economy, but right now, too few Oregonians are thriving and meeting their potential. Our economy does not work for most families simply because we do not have the revenue needed to support Oregon schools, critical services, and infrastructure. For more than a generation, Oregon has made cuts to schools and services, limiting the opportunity of ordinary Oregonians and undermining our future — just to make budgets balance — and now, we are facing a $1.4 billion shortfall and looming cuts to critical services.

This crisis is serious. Click here to watch a video from the Oregon Nurses Association about the impacts of Oregonians losing their healthcare coverage due to budget cuts.

Tell your legislators that it’s time to invest in Oregon.

Young Emerging Labor Leaders Happy Hour!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fellow union members and young emerging labor leaders at the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland. All proceeds will be donated to Labor’s Community Service Agency. Union members over the age of 18 are welcome, but must be 21+ to purchase and consume alcohol. Food will be provided!

Young Emerging Labor Leaders Happy Hour

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00pm 9:00pm
Lagunitas Community Room- 237 NE Broadway St Suite 300 Portland, OR 97232

Stand with AT&T Wireless Workers

Working people at AT&T’s wireless division are taking a stand to stop corporate greed at AT&T. Workers are going on strike on Friday if an agreement isn't reached because company executives are refusing to come to the table and negotiate a fair contract that protects more jobs from being outsourced and allows them to make a good living and support their families.

Send an email to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson now to tell him to do the right thing and negotiate a fair contract with Cindy and the thousands of other working people at AT&T Mobility.