Portland Federation of School Professionals

At PFSP, a surge in member involvement leads to contract wins

A revolt that began last year among rank-and-file members of AFT Local 111 has culminated in the best contract the union has won in years.

Portland schools’ classified union rejects contract

The vote means the union of 1,350 school secretaries, teaching assistants, and other classified staff, is back to the bargaining table.

How to get unemployment benefits while you’re still employed

Up to 10,000 Portland-area workers are getting paid more while working less thanks to a layoff prevention program.

Portland Public Schools could face layoffs for 2017-18 school year

A loss in state education funding could spell layoffs next year for more than a hundred union members who work at Portland Public Schools.

Lead crisis in schools: Could underfunding of maintenance be the culprit?

Decades of cuts have made insufficient maintenance the new normal.

AFT 111 converts coworkers to members

More than 130 “fair share” employees have become full union members so far this year.

Getting books into the hands of kids

At Boise Eliot school, Portland Federation of School Professionals sponsored a book giveaway

It’s a ‘Race to the Top’ for Portland Public Schools’ CEO pay, but pink slips for its lowest-paid

With superintendent's $66,000 raise, the district could have hired three people

Layoffs at Portland Public Schools?

AFT sounds the alarm about possible pink slips for classroom assistants

New contract: Two-year pay freeze for 1,200 Portland Public Schools support staff

“Our members are just thankful to have jobs,” says union president Belinda Reagan.