Oregon School Employees Association

School employees union says workers are leaving jobs in droves

Student behavior – including assaults – are a factor in record-high classroom aide and support staff turnover.

New OSEA president

Sarah Wofford is the new top officer at the Oregon School Employees Association, replacing former president Lisa Gourley.

Oregon honors first Education Support Professional of the Year, Paula Steinweg

The new award, for school support workers, is the result of an OSEA-backed bill passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2019.

OSEA won’t endorse legislators who voted for PERS reduction bill

SB 1049 resulted in dramatic reductions to the pensions that public employees will receive.

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.

Northwest Oregon Labor Council banquet recognizes union supporters, raises cash for labor charity

The Labor Appreciation and Recognition Night banquet raised a record $21,000 for Labor’s Community Service Agency.

Labor weighs in on May school board and bond elections

Most of the endorsements are for school boards and school bond measures.

PERS under threat … again

Some in the Oregon Legislature want to divert current employee contributions to make up for the system's investment losses.

Work shouldn’t hurt, says OSEA

Oregon Special Education personnel all too frequently are injured by their students.

Oregon School Employee Association helps deliver first books

Union members get 80,000 books into the hands of low-income kids in Beaverton, Sweet Home and Woodburn.

$15 ballot measure passes 15,000 signatures

Organizers say they’re aiming to have 30,000 by the time Legislature meets in February.

Gresham-Barlow bus drivers vote out union

OSEA says First Student management interference may have tainted the election.

Two weeks in Alabama

OSEA members say volunteering in the Deep South brings home how precious union rights are

A landmark session, but Oregon labor wanted more

A big Democratic majority led to high expectations, but Oregon lawmakers balked at minimum wage and other labor priorities

OSEA to help build labor movement  in the Deep South

OSEA members will spend two weeks in Alabama helping school employees there unionize

Outsourced school bus drivers vote to rejoin Oregon School Employees Association

They were union before Winston-Dillard School District outsourced student transportation in 2013

Appeals court: Central Point School District broke the law when it outsourced bus service

Consultant just “assumed” contractor would pay the same wages as the district.

Delivering literacy to east Multnomah County

Volunteers from OSEA coordinate with First Book to get 40,000 new books in the hands of children

Parkrose School Board nixes plan to contract out school buses

An energetic five-month campaign by OSEA saves school bus driver jobs

OSEA battles Parkrose plan to outsource school bus service

The school board will vote Feb. 24 on whether to contract out.