Our local will be participating in AFT-Oregon’s Member Organizer Institute, a training and development opportunity for emerging leaders who are ready to take their union organizing skills to the next level and build our local for the future.
MOI is a 3 month intensive paid training program that teaches organizing skills through real-world experience in concert with staff and local leaders. This program capitalizes on one of our most valuable resources–our members–to help build union power and activism.
The goal of the institute is to train union members to build power, grow our membership, engage current members in our union and ensure the long-term sustainability of our local by having members trained to continue their organizing work and help develop other members after participating in the institute. More details about the program and the application can be found at this link.
Join us for AFT-Oregon Lobby Day on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, 2019. Meet us at 10:00 AM on the steps of the Oregon capitol for a rally in support of education. Then meet with your legislators to advocate for our students. The Governor’s recommended budget relies on raising revenue to fund education. Come show your support for schools, colleges, and universities.
–Increase student support and staffing
–Ensure special education students receive the assistance they need
–Stop skyrocketing tuition costs
–Provide healthcare for adjunct faculty
Lobby Day 2019: Sign up here to register and get an appointment with your state legislator: https://leadernet.
Mark your calendars for our Spring General Membership Meeting: Thursday April 18th, from 3:00 – 4:30 in RWEC 101
WOUFT is Local 2278 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). WOUFT represents all Western Oregon University faculty members employed at or above 0.5 FTE with respect to salary, employment terms, and work conditions. Since 1974, the federation has worked to promote the collective welfare of the faculty community. WOUFT works with its affiliated organizations to eliminate discrimination in institutions of higher education, to enact just laws which will improve the climate for students and faculty, and to advance the public image of higher education.