We're almost to summer! See a few important announcements below.
THE GREAT COVER UP
May 24 6-10 pm
Join us this year at Sam Bond's on 8th street to raise money for Food for Lane County. Sign up to rock the mic at karaoke or compete as a cover band!
Next year's executive board will be announced at this event!
Update on AFT-OR State Convention:
Our union celebrated numerous successes at this year’s AFT-Oregon convention!
Here is a quick update by the numbers:
1 Constitutional Amendment passed
Per Capita bylaw change
8 Resolutions passed
To Bargain for Trans Healthcare
To Oppose Exclusive Use of Quantitative Metrics Imposed on Higher Ed. Professionals
To Support Single-Payer Healthcare
To Oppose the Presence of ICE Officials in Schools
To Support Graduate Student Seats on University Board of Trustees
To Support a Ban on Assault Rifles Bill
For Increasing the Transparency of the AFT-National Budget
To Fund Joint and Local Union Retreats
4 Awards Won
Best Social Media
Communications General Excellence
Check out some photos from the convention below!
Bargaining Survey Every three years, we bargain our contract with the University. Next school year, we will begin to bargain again!
We want YOU to fill out a quick survey about your priorities as a worker and as a student here at University of Oregon. This is your chance to participate in the process of setting our bargaining priorities for the upcoming bargaining cycle.
Here's some news from other Graduate Employee Unions from across the country!
We send solidarity to our cousin graduate workers at the University of Washington, as they went on strike on May 15 for better working conditions for all!
COUNT ME IN!
We are staring down the face of JANUS and "right-to-work" which would severely limit our ability to collect fair-share dues. A decision could be handed down by the Supreme Court any day between now and June. To prepare for this, we are gathering forces ahead of the decision to stick to our union and say,
"COUNT ME IN!"
Please ask your department steward to sign a commitment card this week!
For more information and actions you can take, visit AFL-CIO's website Freedom to Join
Organizing Blitz Update
We are on day 3 of 5 in our one week blitz to 80% membership and we are SO CLOSE.
In one week we have managed to gain 10 new full members, and able to gather 60+ of commitment cards.
We need just 13 new members to finally reach 80% membership!