SEIU and AFT join call for cease-fire in Gaza

SEIU and American Federation of Teachers became the fourth and fifth national unions in the United States to call for a cease-fire in Gaza.

AFT launches ‘code red’ campaign to pass hospital staffing ratios

The union will spend half a million dollars on a radio, Pandora, Facebook and Instagram ad buy asking for pressure on policymakers.

Professors union affiliates with AFT, AFL-CIO

Delegates to the American Association of University Professors’ biennial meeting voted to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers.

When are elected officials going to get serious? Unions condemn the continued mask shortage

Remember the proverb about the kingdom that was lost for the want of a horseshoe nail? Today, America is in crisis over the want of a 60-cent mask.

Republican operative sends counterfeit union mailings to mislead Washington voters

The mailers try to trick voters into writing in the names of candidates who aren’t running … to drain support from union-backed candidates who are. 

A top national union leader, on the stump for Oregon Governor Kate Brown …

AFT national president Randi Weingarten praised the governor for preserving health care for low-income Oregonians.

At Springfield’s PeaceHealth Sacred Heart hospital, medical techs vote overwhelmingly to unionize

The new 350-member bargaining unit will be part of Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.

University of Oregon faculty unionize

The group of 1,900 will be jointly members of AFT and AAUP.

Apollo Alliance merges into BlueGreen

Two labor-environmental coalitions have merged as of July 1. The Apollo Alliance, launched in 2003 as a coalition of environmental, labor, business and community leaders, is now a project of the BlueGreen Alliance.

Anti-union campaign causes private school closure

Enrollment drops after Portland French School spends $170,000 opposing efforts to join AFT.

May 17 ballot measures could put union members to work

Local union groups are supporting two Portland Public Schools property tax measures and several school board candidates.