Oregon Education Association

Laurie Wimmer picked to lead Northwest Oregon Labor Council

After a lifetime of engagement with labor and politics, Wimmer brings decades of high-level experience to the job.

OEA backs Tina Kotek, Christina Stephenson

The endorsements were decided by hundreds of delegates at a two-day virtual convention of the union’s political action committee.

Teachers union blasts Governor Brown for reversal on school reopening

Oregon took months to develop guidelines for safe reopening. Now they won’t be enforced, Governor Kate Brown announced.

Union-backed initiatives would punish GOP walkout

The measures would fine Oregon lawmakers who fail to show up — and disqualify them from running for re-election.

Public employees file lawsuit to protect PERS retirement benefits

Plaintiffs say SB 1049 is a breach of contract, an illegal taking, and violates the Constitution.

Oregon teachers walk out for better school funding … and get it

Within a week of the walkout, lawmakers passed a bill to raise $1 billion a year for school funding through a tax on Oregon businesses with more than $1 million a year in sales.

Statewide teacher strike set for May 8

Teachers around Oregon will take part in a one-day walkout May 8 to demand better school funding.

Labor may go to the Oregon ballot on tax reform and workers rights

Oregon’s biggest unions are laying the groundwork for initiatives on the 2018 ballot — in case this year's Democratic-led Oregon Legislature doesn’t deliver.

Measure 97 backers take their campaign to the Oregon Legislature

The union-backed coalition wants corporate tax transparency — and for big corporations to pay their fair share.

Election night yields mixed scorecard for Oregon labor

Labor held the line in most races, but several losses stung.

Robert G. Crumpton, 1935-2015

A longtime leader of OEA, he helped pass Oregon's public employee collective bargaining law.

Labor-backed alliance to push bold agenda in the state capitol

2015 could be a breakthrough year for pro-worker legislation

Fund schools, not tests: Portland teachers sponsor family fun in Pioneer Square

Teachers unions are throwing a party with free pumpkins, face-painting … and standardized tests. 

Union member runs for open seat in Oregon Legislature

Schoolteacher Deborah Barnes is running for Carolyn Tomei's Southeast Portland seat

Sizemore files bankruptcy to skirt paying unions

The longtime union foe faces millions in damages as a repeat violator of ballot initiative laws

First crop of Labor Candidate School grads run for public office

Oregon unions are training up members to run for office

Portland-area labor endorsements for May 21 election

Portland fluoridation fails to get 2/3 at NOLC, but labor endorses Metro levy, school board races

Five years in, still no flood of unionization through card check

Just 2,487 public employees have unionized since Oregon's card check law passed.

Sordid Sizemore saga continues

‘I am not a convicted racketeer!’ Bill Sizemore declares in new federal lawsuit.

Rebutting the anti-union assault: A conversation with Oregon’s teachers union

The OEA’s Richard Sanders and Gail Rasmussen speak up for teachers union principles.