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Weekly Update Archives

This week's update includes:

  • NCAA Athletes Forming Unions
  • Attend a free screening of Inequality For All in Salem on 2/4
  • Protect Oregon’s Energy Future
  • Walmart: An International Menace to Working People

 


This week's update includes:

  • Save Parkrose Student Transportation
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is Wrong for Oregon
  • Fighting Anti-Worker Ballot Measures

     

 

This week's update includes:

  • What You Need to Know About the 2014 Legislative Session
  • Senate Says “No” to Long-term Unemployed Workers
  • What do We Expect from the State of the Union?

 


 

This week's update includes:

  • Special Alert: No Annexation of West Hayden Island
  • Congress Drops the Ball for Thousands of Oregonians
  • City of Portland Declares Impasse with 1,600 Workers
  • Want to Know Your Federal Labor Rights? Too Bad.
     

This week's update includes:

  • Early Endorsements
  • Decline to Sign
  • Run for Office in Lane County
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • #NotRecovered
  • Supreme Court Dismisses Organizing Case
  • Governor Kitzhaber Seeking 4th Term
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Fast Food Workers Plan Day of Action
  • ALEC Digs Deep
  • Union Made Gifts
  • Paratransit Workers Thankful for First Contract
     

 

This week's update includesL

  • Stand with Walmart Workers on Black Friday
  • Senator Merkley: Taking the Fight for Workers Rights International
  • Giving Thanks
  • Our Own Hunger Games
     

 

 

This week's update includes:

  • Veterans Deserve Better
  • Tell PAC 12 to Play Fair
  • Building a Stronger Oregon
  • Upcoming Events
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Cutting SNAP & Hurting Workers
  • TriMet LIFT Drivers Need Your Help
  • Oregon AFL-CIO Constituency Groups
     

 

This week's update includes:
 

  • Senator Merkley Continues to Fight for Oregon's Workers
  • YELL Young Worker Summit
  • Oregon's Union Movement in Action
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Attend the United Farmworkers March for Immigration Reform
  • Standing Against Citizens United
  • Another Not-So-Grand Bargain in Congress
  • Union Made Goods
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • FIrst Contracts
  • Donate Goods & Supplies to Furloughed Workers
  • 2013 Convention Videos, Resolutions & More
     

 

This week's update include:

  • The Time is Now for Immigration Reform
  • Get Our Federal Employees Back to Work
  • Special Legislative Session
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Urge Congress to End the Shutdown
  • The New Face of Labor - Convention Recap
  • Shutdown
  • Upcoming LERC Classes
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Walking for Citizenship
  • Oregon AFL-CIO Convention Website and Live Updates
  • Increasing the Minimum Wage
  • Two Oregon Schools Receive AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School Grants
     

This week's update includes:

  • Walk for Citizenship - Next Week in Central Oregon
  • National AFL-CIO Convention Update
     

 

 

This week's update includes:

  • Labor Day Reflections
  • Sign up to Keep Oregon Working
  • Convention 2013: Speakers & Workshops
  • Turning Up the Volume: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • The Fight to Keep Oregon Working
  • Are CEOs Earning Their Keep?
  • Labor Day Picnics
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Marching for Jobs & Freedom - 50 Years Later
  • All in a Day’s Work – Union Members in the News
  • Fast Food Workers Call for National Strike
     

 

This week's update includes

  • 78 Years of Social Security
  • Expanding the Labor Movement
  • Union Made School Supplies
  • YELL Happy Hour
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Support AFSCME members on 8/1 in Portland
  • Seeking a living wage
  • NLRB: Back to work
  • The March on Washington: 50 years later

 


 

This week's update includes:

  • Calling off the Strike
  • Talking about Wage Inequality in Astoria
  • Marriage for All Oregonians
     


 

This week's update includes:

  • The Perception of Unions
  • Rally at Daimler Trucks
  • Harvest of Empire Screening

 


 

This week's update includes:

  • Legislative Update: Public dollars? Out of union organizing in Oregon!
  • Fighting Back
  • The Supreme Court and You
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Oregon’s Next Step Toward Equality
  • Stand Up Against Cuts to Social Security
  • Union Cab Grand Opening

 


 

This week's update includes:

  • New Horizons in Organizing
  • Trade Update
  • Immigration and Unemployment
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Portland Pride Parade
  • A Voice for All Workers
  • Fix My Job
  • Union Made Gifts for Dad
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Take Action to keep the NLRB working
  • Precision Castparts: Workers Vote June 6 - 7th
  • Oregon AFL-CIO Summer School
  • Union Members Speak Up about Infrastructure Improvement
     

 

 

This week's update includes:

  • Marriage for All Oregonians
  • Support HB 3342
  • I-5 Bridge Collapse Highlights Need for Infrastructure Renewal
  • 2013 Oregon AFL-CIO Convention: The New Face of Labor
  • Zocalo 2013
     

This week's update includes:

  • Keep the Portland SAG-AFTRA office open
  • Union Members Elected to Local Offices
  • Mt. Hood Community College Head Start Workers Join OSEA
  • The Front Lines
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Working Safe
  • Family Wages Jobs for University Improvements
  • NLRB Appointments
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Save the Postal Service
  • Real Filibuster Reform
  • Support Nurses
  • Get Oregon's Money Back
  • APALA Oregon Kick Off on Saturday
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Discussion on Saturday
     

 

This week's update includes:

  • Save the Postal Service
  • Organizing Together for Oregon Workers
  • May Day 2013: ¡Si Se Puede!
  • Mourn the Dead, Fight for the Living

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  • How do you show your union pride?
  • Union Cab Hits the Road Mourn for the
  • Dead, Fight for the Living
  • Union Members Speak Up at Town Halls

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This week's update includes:

  • Building a Roadmap to Citizenship
  • Legislative Update
  • CEO PayWatch
  • Accessibility

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This week's update includes:

  • Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid on the Chopping Block
  • Six Day Delivery Continues - For Now
  • Union School Board Candidates Need Your Vote
  • Scholarships Available

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This week's update includes:

  •  Sequestration Sit Down
  • Bringing Jobs Home
  • Tuition Equity Signed into Law
  • Which Budget is Right for Oregon?

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This week's update includes:

  • Right to Work For Less is WRONG for Oregon
  • Fix Your Job
  • Cutting Taxes?

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This week's update includes:

  • Sequestration Sit Down
  • American Winter on HBO
  • Oregon’s Infrastructure Report Card
  • Union-Made Easter Candy

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This week's update includes:

  • Rally to Save the Post Office on March 17th
  • Sequestration Sit Down on April 4th
  • Trouble at TriMet
  • Oregon AFL-CIO Constituency Groups

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This week's update includes:

  • Spread the Truth about Right to Work (for less)
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Upcoming Town Halls
  • Workers Memorial Day

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This week's update includes:

  • Important Legislation Moving Forward
  • Sign the Pledge to Build a Roadmap to Citizenship
  • Longshore Update
  • Sequestration - What's Next?
  • Oregon Labor Candidate School Application Deadline

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This week's update includes:

  • A Conversation with Senator Merkley
  • Immigration Reform Update
  • Our Values @Work – a New Way to Connect

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This week's update includes:

  • State of the Union reaction from Oregon's union movement
  • National Day of Action
  • Save the Date - Events you won't want to miss.

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This week's update includes:

  • Learn about Oregon AFL-CIO Constituency Groups
  • Five-Day Postal Service isn't enough
  • Sequestration Update: Here We Go Again
  • Successful Rallies in Salem and Portland

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This week's update includes:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Immigration: United for Reform
  • Earned Sick Days
  • Public Hearing on 1/31
  • Right to Work Roundup

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This week's update includes:

  • DCTU Rally
  • New Union Density Numbers
  • Misclassification of Workers
  • Coming Events

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This week's update includes:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
  • Know your legislator
  • OSU Graduate Assistants Win Right to Union Representation
  • President Obama Stands Tough on Fiscal Crisis

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This week's update includes:

  • Last chance to Help Carl Wolfson
  • Legislative Session Preview
  • APALA Needs You!
  • Reforming the Filibuster

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This week's update includes:

- The Fiscal Cliff

- Help your friends and family join a union

- Oregon Labor Candidate School

- Update from the Port

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This week's update includes:

  • Labor Law Confernece
  • Big Changes Afoot in Congress
  • Solidarity with IATSE
  • Legislative Session

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This week's update includes:

  • Michigan & Right To Work
  • Let it Shine – No Cuts, No Bad Deals
  • Holiday Gifts for Unionists
  • Bring Carl Wolfson Back!

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This week's update includes:

  • 12/10 Vigil to protect vital services
  • Convention Center Hotel Would Pencil Out
  • Longshore Clerks in LA, Long Beach, Settle Contract
  • Whose Retirement Next

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This week's update includes:

  • Recall Canvass – Clackamas County Water District Board
  • Oregon's Union Movement Hits the Streets
  • Hostess Meltdown Pinned on Workers
  • Labor Law Conference

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This week's update includes:

  • Recall Canvass – Clackamas County Water District Board
  • Oregon's Union Movement Hits the Streets
  • Hostess Meltdown Pinned on Workers
  • Labor Law Conference

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This week's update includes:

  • Rockstar Union of the Week
  • 6 Days Left
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Shattering the ‘Grand Bargain’
  • Organizing Update: Transportation Workers
  • Update: Boise White Paper – St. Helens Town Hall

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This week's update includes:

  • Stand with Oregon State University Workers
  • Rockstar Unions of The Week
  • Upcoming Canvasses
  • Election Update
  • Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Fights for American Jobs

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This week's update includes:

  • Rockstar Union of the Week
  • Upcoming Events
  • Union Cab Update
  • Ballot Measures
  • Support Our Sisters

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This week's update includes:

  • Rock Star Union of the Week
  • This Week's Evnets
  • Bruce Starr and Right to Freeride
  • Every Race Counts - Judges Baldwin & Egan
  • CLUW Education Scholarships Available for Young Women Workers
  • Support Union Members This Halloween

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This week's update includes:

  • Canvasses from Portland to Medford
  • Transit Workers Take Strong Step Toward a New Union
  • Farmworkers in the Dominican Republic
  • Get Your House Ready for Winter – With Union Labor!

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This week's update includes:

  • Stand Up for Portland Call Center Workers
  • Community Forum on Pay Equity
  • Canvass this Weekend
  • Foreclosure Help for the Unemployed
  • Save the Date - Presidential Debate Party
  • Yes Works & YELL Conference This Weekend

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This week's update includes:

  • RePurpose
  • Labor Around the Country
  • Upcoming Events

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This week's update:

  • Nurses Stand Up for a Fair Contract in Bend
  • Canvass this weekend in Portland
  • Yes Works - Free Comedy Event on 9/30
  • Oregon Labor Candidate School Kickoff

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This week's update includes:

  • Labor 2012 is Here!
  • Union Members at the DNC
  • Clackamas County - Measure 3-401
  • Colombia Update

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This week's update includes

  • Thank a Worker for Labor Day
  • Labor 2012 Kick Off
  • Is Our Economy Equal?
  • The Struggle in Bangladesh

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This week's update includes:

  • Young Emerging Labor Leaders Conference
  • Yes Works - Free event
  • 2012 Campaign Kick-Off Tour Continues This Weekend
  • Rest in Peace, Jim Judd

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This week's update includes:

  • Bigger than Paul Ryan
  • Campaign Kick Off in Bend this Weekend
  • Work Connects Us All Update
  • No Justice, No Piece - Boycott Palermo Pizza

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This week's update includes:

  • Oregon Perspectives on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
  • Colombia Update
  • AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker’s West Coast Tour
  • Scott Walker & GOP Extremism

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This week's update includes:

  • Get Ready for November: Register to vote & sign up to volunteer
  • Hug a Union Thug
  • Labor 2012 Kickoff
  • Post Office Update
  • Thank You, Senator Merkley!

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This week's update includes:

  • Town Hall with Senator Jeff Merkley
  • Boycott Hyatt
  • Offshoring, Loopholes and Tax Cuts
  • West Hayden Island
  • 2012 General Election Endorsements
  • Constituency Group Members Meet President Obama

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This week's update includes:

  • A live town hall with Senator Merkley on July 27th
  • Bring Jobs Home Act bloked in the Senate
  • Port of Kalama update
  • Dear David - a new project from Working America

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This week's update includes:

  • Republicans Block Bring Jobs Home Act
  • Sign-Up for Summer School
  • What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act

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This week's update includes:

  • Trade Talk Town Hall with Senator Merkley on July 10th
  • Trade Policies that Work for Us
  • YELL Meeting & Happy Hour on Friday, June 29th

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This week's update includes:

  • It's time to bring jobs home.
  • Oregon Labor Candidate School
  • Work Connects Us All - each and everyday.

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This week's update includes:

  • The Columbia River Cross
  • Earned Sick Days
  • Transparency in Trade Policy

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This week's update includes:

  • Union made gift ideas for Fathers' Day
  • Wisconsin's recall election
  • Mitt Romney's visit to Portland
  • PrideNW 2012 Parade

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This week's update includes:

  • Mitt Romney's visit to Oregon on Monday, June 4th
  • Wisconsin Phone Bank Update
  • AFL-CIO Works to Protect Colombian Workers

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This week's update includes:

  • Fighting Back for Wisconsin
  • Information about phone banks to support the efforts in Wisconsin
  • YELL Happy Hour on May 24th
  • Is Wealth Inequality a Partisan issue?

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This week's update includes:

  • 2012 Primary Election Results
  • Vancouver Hilton Workers Get Contract
  • Exposing CEO Pay

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This week's update includes:

  • Last push of the 2012 Primary
  • ATU 757 Strike
  • Upcoming YELL Happy Hour
  • Action needed for American Airlines

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This week's update includes:

  • Canvass on Saturday in the Portland Area
  • Statewide May Day Events - Recap
  • Petition: More public input on trade policy 
  • Mitt Romney - Mr. 1% (video)

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This week's update includes:

  • A petition to help OSU graduate employees form a union
  • Workers Memorial Day
  • March Against the War on Women - National Day of Protest

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This week's update includes

  • Sign up to volunteer for the 2012 Primary Election
  • Stronger Oregon Day recap
  • Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Upcoming Events

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This week's update includes:

  • 2012 Primary Election - Volunteers Needed!
  • Pay Your Fair Share - Actions for a Stronger Oregon
  • IBEW Local 48 Unveils Charging Stations
  • Rally to Save the Postal Service

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This week's update includes:

  • Union Easter Candy.
  • What the SAG-AFTRA Merger Means for Oregon.
  • The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Dosha Salon and Spa Update.

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This week's update includes:

  • YELL Happy Hour
  • The "Should Be Made in America" Campaign hits Oakland
  • The Affordable Healthcare Act in the Supreme Court
  • A New Kind of “Offshoring”

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This week's update includes:

  • National Day of Action for Verizon
  • Summer School & Upcoming LERC Classes
  • Auto Parts & American Jobs
  • YELL Happy Hour

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This week's update includes:

  • AFL-CIO Endorses President Obama for a Second Term
  • University of Oregon Faculty Votes for a Union
  • Portland Cab Drivers are Ramping Up Their Campaign
  • The 99% Spring and Excessive CEO Pay

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This week's update includes:

  • A summary of the 2012 Legislative Session
  • A new national AFL-CIO website
  • State and Congressional Endorsements
  • 99% "Stalled in the Parking Lot"

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This week's update includes:

  • Voter registration information.
  • Koch money pouring into local politics around the country.
  • Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference information
  • President Obama standing up for auto workers.

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This week's update includes:

  • A recap of Laughter Works and Work Connects Us All events.
  •  An upcoming job fair and town hall on Swan Island with House Democratic Leader Tina Kotek and Senator Chip Shields.
  •  An online petition to support Dosha Workers.

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This week's update includes:

  • Laughter Works: FREE comedy show on Feb. 19th
  • Strong Schools, Strong Jobs, Strong Oregon Rally on Monday, Feb. 20th
  • How to support Portland cab drivers.
  • Update from the State Legislature

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This week's update includes:

  • A free comedy show happening on Sunday, Feb. 19th in Portland.
  • A day of action at Dosha Salons
  • A rally for strong schools, strong jobs and a strong Oregon on Monday, Feb. 20th in Salem

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Support Dosha Workers!  
Dosha workers are in month ten of negotiations over their first contract.  Support their fight at an information leaflet at Dosha Salons next week.
February 7th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm at all Dosha locations in the Metro area.
See this week’s article for more information. 

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Volunteers Needed for the last push of the CD1 Special Election:

This election is going to be very close - can you bring in the winning votes? We have six days left to get out the vote and elect Suzanne Bonamici for Congress.

- Click here to sign up for phone-banks and canvasses from now until Election Day.

- Click here to download a flier and help spread the word.

Can't commit?  Show up any time this weekend and we'll have work to do!

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Save America’s Postal Service!

Stand up for Saturday delivery, door-to-door delivery and community post offices.

Sunday, January 8th: 
Rally at 2:00pm at Pioneer Square followed by a march to the downtown post office at SW Hoyt & Broadway.

For more information, please contact the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82 at 503-493-5903.

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Immigrant’s Rights are Worker’s Rights:

Commemorate International Migrants’ Day and call for a more fair system for workers, on Saturday, December 17th.  A rally will begin in the South Park Blocks – between SW Salmon and SW Main streets at 10:00am followed by a march at 11:00am.

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Next week, the Oregon AFL-CIO along with Oregon AFSCME, Occupy Portland, CAUSA, and Portland Jobs with Justice will remind downtown Portland about the true spirit of the holidays: Human needs.

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From workers’ rights in Ohio to immigrant rights in Arizona to bond money to build a new police station in West Linn, the 2011 election was a success for working families.

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Banks are taking our money and gambling on the same toxic practices that drove our country into recession. It’s time to stand up, and move our money away from greedy banks and into smaller credit unions and local banks who will actually invest in our communities. If we stand together and take collective action, we can send Wall Street a message.

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If it feels like we’re getting attacked from all sides, you’re not alone.  But with each new attack comes a renewed opportunity to stand up, speak out and fight back.  And there is a lot going on.  This week, we’re filling the Update with the info you need to get mobilized and keep Oregon’s union movement in the fight.  Check out the events and actions below and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for updates and further calls to action!

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Weekly Update: Let's Invest in Work

The Oregon AFL-CIO along with local labor leaders, workers and elected officials held two events this week to call for a renewed commitment to infrastructure investment in our state.

Click here to read the rest of this week's update.

 

 

Weekly Update: Building Power from Wall Street, to Minneapolis, to Oregon

Occupy Wall Street, and now Occupy Together, are fighting back against the corporate agenda that drove our country to recession set up its own recovery and, frankly, left everyone else by the wayside - students, minorities, the poor, union members, and the remnants of the middle class.

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Weekly Update: Get Our Economy Back on the Road.

The Federal Gas Tax will stop being collected if Congress does not take action to renew it before September 30th. There are discussions about short term solutions, but a long term fix is needed.

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Weekly Update: Can You Save Your Local Post Office?

Are you in Representative Greg Walden’s district? Know someone who is?  Help save your Post Office!

Representative Walden hasnot taken a stance on HR 1351, the bill which essentially saves the Postal Service – including ensuring our rural post offices stay in business.

Call Walden’s office (541-389-4408) and ask if he’s willing to protect the hardworking women and men in our Postal Service.

Click here to read the rest of this week's update.

 

 

Join us for a picnic on Labor Day!

Click here for information about Labor Day and to read the rest of this week's update.

 

 

The fires of the debt limit debate are still smoldering as Congress prepares for another massive showdown. This time, transportation funding is the issue and hopefully Congress will not balance the deal on the backs of workers, jobs and our economic future by shortchanging infrastructure improvement.

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In Portland?   Dosha Salon Workers are newly-organized and fighting for their first contract. Show your support for their work.

We're scheduling appointments for August 30th, and will show up wearing our union t-shirts. Call Patty at 503-701-4573 for details.

In the Bend area?  Come to tomorrow night's town hall to discuss how federal policies affect our economy in Central Oregon.

We'll be at Wille Hall on the Central Oregon Community College Campus, 2600 NW College Way. Doors open at 5:30, town hall starts at 6.

Click here to read more.

 

 

Union members, activists and an army of volunteers showed the country what democracy looks like yesterday in Wisconsin. Two Republican state senators who backed Governor Scott Walker’s attack on public employees, Randy Hopper and Dan Kapanke, were successfully recalled from office. This narrows the Republican majority in the Wisconsin State Senate to one vote.

 Click here to read more.

 

Our nation’s union movement has been fighting back, and we’re happy to announce a few victories in the campaign to protect workers’ rights!

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700 union members - care workers, case managers and others in the direct care industry - gathered in Washington D.C. yesterday to kick-off the Caring Across Generations campaign.

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Past trade deals like NAFTA have left working people in the dust and the proposed deals are not an improvement. Stand up for American workers and tell congress to stop these trade deals and find a better solution to resolve our economic crisis: Click here to send Congress a message.

 

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Do you support workers’ rights to collectively bargain?

Head to our Facebook page and tell us why!          

 

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Under 35 and looking to get involved? 

Check out this event next week in North Portland.

And make sure to visit our Young Emerging Labor Leaders’ Facebook page, too!


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National AFL-CIO President Trumka calls for less talk and more action to reform immigration.

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Oregon’s union movement is strongest when we’re all on the same page.  We’ve got a new online tool where you can sign up for text message updates (and of course the Weekly Update.)  Already signed up?  Forward this link to your fellow unionists and encourage them to stay in the loop!

Click here to read more.

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Respect the Union Waterfront!
Rally on Friday, June 3rd at 11:30am
Meet near Salmon Street Springs Fountain (SW Salmon and SW Naito Parkway)

Join ILWU Local 21 and their supporters from across Oregon, Washington and California as we deliver the “Respect the Union Waterfront” message to EGT Development at a rally outside EGT's corporate office in downtown Portland.

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Congressman Kurt Schrader is following us on Twitter!  Are you?

Head to twitter.com/@ORStrongVoice and follow us to receive updates, news stories, event information and more.

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Check out this video on the affects of state budget cuts – including stories you’d never believe -
http://bit.ly/iywYQu.

Ready to get involved? Come call for easy changes that will prevent some of those cuts.

Friday, May 20th
11:30 AM
Steps of the State Capitol

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On Saturday, May 14th, the National Association of Letter Carriers will join forces with the Oregon Food Bank for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive across America in order to provide assistance to the increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger.

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When was the last time you bought a great album AND helped support your movement at the same time?

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Want to make sure you’re always up to date on the latest updates and events?
Text “solidarity” to 77948 and we’ll let you know when big actions are coming up or when there’s breaking news.

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Every year we take April 28th to commemorate the lives of workers who were killed on the job.

This year the service will be held at noon on Thursday, April 28th at the Workers Memorial plaza outside the entrance of the Labor and Industries building at 350 Winter St NE in Salem along the Capitol Mall.

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Let’s keep the momentum up and our voices loud!
Join Jobs with Justice, the Oregon AFL-CIO and many more on April 16th to march for jobs and a fair budget.
Saturday, April 16th at Noon
Downtown Portland: Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Morrison & Broadway)

Learn more at: http://www.jwjpdx.org/

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The 154 employees of Dosha Salon’s five locations are now proud members of CWA Local 7901.

Support your brothers and sisters at Dosha! Find a location near you at http://www.dosha.org/

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Please RSVP to upcoming rallies and help spread the word!

April 2: International Solidarity Event

RSVP on Facebook.
Download the flyer.

April 4: Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive
RSVP on Facebook.
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Unemployed? Underemployed? Know someone who is (don’t we all)?

Oregon Wants to Work meets on Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:30pm at the PCC Workforce Training Center on 42nd and Killingsworth in NE Portland. Head to http://www.oregonwantstowork.com to find out what resources will be available at this meeting. Please pass the word along to your friends and family.

RSVP with Chris Hewitt at (503) 287-3114 or chris@oraflcio.org .

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Governor Scott Walker and his Republican, corporate beholden cronies have stripped collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin’s state workers, dealing a devastating blow to workers everywhere and motivating a series of calls to continued action. One Republican senator has voted against the bill, proving that workers’ rights are a nonpartisan issue.

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Join the Rally for Jobs on Monday in Salem and show solidarity for workers here and across the country. It is crucial that we keep up the momentum, keep the pressure on and make this a big rally.

Rally for Jobs
Salem, Oregon
Noon, Monday, March 7th

Click here to download the flyer for this important event.

Click here to visit the Facebook page for this event.

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Our pilot program, Oregon Wants to Work had a successful first meeting on Wednesday. We had 70 unemployed and underemployed workers show up to the PCC Workforce Center in Northeast Portland.

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Elected leaders who genuinely understand the issues important to our union movement aren’t as common as they should be. Candidates receive labor endorsements based on a variety of factors, including taking the time to sit down with union members to better understand what working people in our state need, but how many of our elected leaders have actually been dues paying union members, and know what we face day in and day out?

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The annual legislative session has begun. With the passage of last year’s Measure 71, this session will be limited to 160 days and there is a lot to do in that time. We want to make sure that you’re informed about our top priority goals during session and the ways that we’re fighting for the future of Oregon’s middle class and hard working families.

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It’s easy to turn on someone who makes higher wages and say they’re hurting the economy. But too often Americans look only a few steps up – at someone who they think makes a little more, but isn’t actually any better off.

Everyone wants an enemy - someone to take the blame for our floundering economy, lack of sufficient tax revenue and needed reform. But our fellow working people are not the ones to blame.

Also in the update this week: Pride at Work meeting, President Trumka's response to State of the Union and more resources for the unemployed.

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For years our unions have reached out to non-union workers through partnerships with community groups, community affiliates like Jobs with Justice and more recently Working America, and joint projects with advocates for the industries we work in. But none of those programs have fully included an important group of Oregonians: workers who aren't working; the unemployed.

Also in the update this week:  Single Payer Health Care Conference,  President Trumka's speech and the State of the Union address.

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Earlier this week Metro Councilor Robert Liberty announced that he would be leaving Metro for a position at the University of Oregon. The position will be filled in the next few weeks by an appointment made by the remaining Metro Councilors.

Bob Shiprack, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Oregon State Building Trades Council and 6-term legislator, has announced his interest in the position.

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Are you a fan of jobs? Are you a fan of expanding Portland’s port space to keep up with our growing economy?  Learn more about the opportunity to bring new jobs to West Hayden Island in this article, and become a fan online,

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ATU members who work at Tri-Met have been without a contract for a while now. They’re supposed to enter binding arbitration with Tri-Met, but that looks like it won’t happen until some time next year.

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It’s easy to sit back and thank your union for what you have, but we often forget that one of the reasons unions first negotiated for the weekend was so that middle class workers would have the same opportunities to get involved in their communities that the wealthy had. Now’s your chance to exercise that privilege.

The Inland Boatmen’s Union members at Georgia Pacific’s warehouses have been without a contract since March, and now Georgia Pacific is refuses to negotiate over one of their top three issues.

Come to a rally with IBU members who want to be at the table working out their futures this Saturday, 10-noon, 3838 NW Front Avenue in Portland. Overflow parking at the ILWU hall, 2435 NW Front, with a shuttle.

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Buying union and American-made is always the best option. There are more options than you’d guess, even with so many companies moving overseas. When that’s just not an option, though, look for unionized stores, or stores that have good employment practices.

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As our Congressmen consider a few bills while they’re back in Washington, D.C. between the elections and their Thanksgiving break, many Americans are wondering exactly how much they’ll have to be thankful for by the end of this month.

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