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As a 14-year-old, Sara Ziff faced situations most adults find difficult to manage. But as a model barely out of middle school, sexual harassment and fighting for wages owed to her were all too common. She found out she wasn’t alone. Other models faced the same challenges, and many were pressured to drop out of high school to make the most of a short-lived career.

They banded together to address these concerns collectively, to establish fair and ethical standards in the workplace. In 2012, Ziff formed the Model Alliance to bring dramatic and lasting change in the fashion industry. We spoke with Ziff this month about the fashion industry and the initiatives at The Model Alliance. Read the full article>>>

 

“Too many voters are being disenfranchised in this country, and much of it is intentional,” said Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain. “In too many states we have seen calculated efforts to lower voter registration, the deliberate spreading of misinformation, improper purging of voter rolls and more. What’s worse is that the Supreme Court failed to stand up for voting rights just months ago.”
 


 

March for Immigration Reform in Hermiston





 

A dozen union members showed up on a cloudy Sunday for the Lane County Labor Council and Oregon AFL-CIO's first joint canvass.  With a lot of enthusiasm and good walking shoes, they visited working families in Springfield precincts, talking about John Kitzhaber and Pat Riggs-Henson with fellow union members.  "It was important for us to be out there," said Tom Shackelford, ATU 757.  "Union members need good information to counter all those TV attack ads - they need to know which candidates will really stand up for us."  The next two canvasses are on Wednesday, October 13 and Saturday, October 16.  Come help us get the word out to our members!

Have you watched the youtube video of Chris Dudley talking about his plan to lower Oregon's minimum wage??!  Yes!  This wealthy ex-basketball player, with his wealthy friends, believes that $8.50 an hour is too high!!  Come out this Saturday morning, 11:30 am, 1653 Willamette in Eugene (the Eugene Veterans Memorial Building), and tell him that you disagree!  He'll be appearing there, as will John Kitzhaber, at a forum sponsored by the League of Oregon Cities. 

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