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Thanks to everyone who voted in our Labor Management Committee election.  The results are in!  Please join us in congratulating Monisha Bunday, Mini Kincaid, and Gina Claiborne--your first la

 As we begin the process of building up the structure of our Local Union, the time has come for our first vote.  

As labor unions gain in popularity, workers’ rights remain under threat. But while private sector workers have the right to form unions under federal law, public service workers lack that same guarantee.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Citing job security and OHSU’s long term plans for supporting research, a strong majority of the over 2,000 eligible biomedical research workers at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU submitted union authorization cards with the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB) on Friday, April 26th.

In a significant step towards ensuring equitable healthcare access for all Oregonians, Governor Kotek has signed SB 1578 into law. This legislation will establish a statewide portal that enables individuals on state-funded healthcare plans to seamlessly access certified health care interpreters.

The last few years have seen a rise in worker momentum, with unionized workers raising their voices to demand higher pay, safer working conditions and more.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the White House’s announcement Thursday that the Biden administration will forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 borrowers — including many AFSCME members — under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders congratulated Nicole Berner, a longtime labor lawyer and general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on being confirmed to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Montoya goes to Washington

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