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PORTLAND, OR - Postdoctoral researchers represented by Oregon AFSCME at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have announced an impasse following OHSU’s failure to produc

In a significant step towards ensuring equitable healthcare access for all Oregonians, Governor Kotek has signed SB 1578 into law.

Oregon AFSCME mourns the senseless murder of former Correctional Officer, Joseph Johnson who was serving as a reservist with the City of Nyssa Police Department when he was killed this past weekend. Johnson is survived by his wife and two children, ages 12 and 14.

Johnson’s commitment to his community was unshakable.

April 13, 2023
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OHSU Postdocs File for Union Representation With AFSCME
Seek to join the over 8,000 Oregon AFSCME members at OHSU

PORTLAND, OR - Seeking greater respect and a seat at the table, a strong majority of approximately 240 eligible postdoctoral research staff at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) submitted union authorization cards with Oregon AFSCME this week.

PORTLAND, OR - Four months after a flawed implementation of the Workday payroll system, errors continue to plague Oregon’s state employees. Many state workers have reported missing or incorrect paychecks, as well as delays in receiving benefits and reimbursements.

In exactly one month from now, we’ll come together as a union at the Salem Convention Center, conduct business to help make our union stronger and learn valuable insights from each other to take back to our own Locals at the end of the weekend. This year’s theme is United For Our Future.

PORTLAND, OR - Workers at JOIN, a social service organization that supports people experiencing homelessness in their transition to permanent housing, and JOIN leadership announced in a unified statement, the voluntary recognition of the JOIN Workers Union with Oregon AFSCME.

“This is one of many recent transitions at JOIN that we believe will strengthen us as an
organization and put us in a position to support the needs of staff and our community” the joint statement said.

Workers At New Avenues For Youth File for Union Representation With AFSCME

PORTLAND, OR - A strong majority of the over 130 eligible staff at New Avenues For Youth, a nonprofit focused on preventing and intervening in cases of youth homelessness, submitted union authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Next, workers will vote on whether to form their union with Oregon AFSCME in late March or early April.

"Governor Kotek's budget plan is a step in the right direction and begins to address the significant staffing shortages in the State. It invests in Oregon workers and makes recruitment and retention in some of our most struggling agencies a priority. Investments in those agencies hardest hit by staffing are important, and we must also continue to prioritize funding for behavioral health and housing, but we need to make sure we do more.

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Oregon AFSCME Behavioral Health and Supportive Housing Worker Settle Strong Contracts With Central City Concern and Transition Projects