|Lane County Labor Council, AFL-CIO|
This week's update includes:
May Day 2013
2013 Workers Memorial Day
Click here to watch a video of the 2013 Workers Memorial Day Observation.
Click here to sign a petition to save the Postal Service!
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Organizing Press Conference
Union members across Oregon are trying something new - and it's working. Oregon has seen union membership increase most of the last five years, even as states across the country see more and more unorganized workers struggling to make ends meet. But union members in Oregon decided they needed to do more to help workers who were interested in forming a union on the job.
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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