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Labor Needs YOU (yes you!) More Than Ever

Fellow GTFFers,

We have arrived at a major historical juncture, and I don’t mean finals week/spring break. Last night the Republicans in Wisconsin passed their Union Busting “budget bill” by a procedure that removed all elements relevant to the budget—leaving only the parts that were always the central goal, those designed to break the labor movement. For more details you can follow this link to hear directly from one of our graduate union brothers: if you didn’t know grad unionists have been at the front of the struggle from the beginning!

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/10/outrage_in_wisconsin_thousands_flood_capitol

This is not only about breaking the unions in Wisconsin, it is part of a larger offensive by big business to increase exploitation and wealth inequality nationally. They know that labor is the most politically important element of the left and that if they can crush us they can roll back equality in many other facets of society. So do environmentalists, women’s groups, and many others who have flocked to Madison to support unions there.

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AFT-OREGON 2011 Convention: Delegate Nominations @ GMM

All full members of the GTFF are entitled to be nominated as delegates for the 2011 AFT-Oregon convention to be held in Bend on April 15, 16, 17.

To be nominated as a delegate: you will need to attend the General Membership Meeting (GMM) and nominate yourself, *OR* have someone attending the GMM nominate you.  The GMM will be held Friday, Jan. 14, 5 PM, at the Campbell Senior Center.

The GTFF Executive-Council (made up of department stewards and union officers) voted to send 12 delegates to convention this year.  The Council also voted to pay for all delegates’ registration fees, provide housing (shared hotel room), food, some beverages, and to reimburse carpool drivers $50 in gas money.  A delegate will need to purchase his or her own lunch on the travel days (Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17). Read More »AFT-OREGON 2011 Convention: Delegate Nominations @ GMM