Now Hiring Member Organizers
The AFT-Oregon Member Organizer Institute is seeking member organizers—AFT members who want to develop their organizing skills to build their union through outreach to other employees about their issues, rights in the workplace and how we can improve our lives and communities together as union members. Member organizers will be paid $20.00 per hour, for a maximum of 10 hours a week ($200/week), during the program period.
Contribute to the AFT-Oregon Political Action Fund
Contributing to AFT-Oregon’s Political Action Fund (AFT-PAF) is a terrific way to help improve working conditions in Oregon. AFT-PAF contributes to politicians who support the goals and interests of Oregon’s public higher education instructors. AFT-PAF is non-partisan and donates to Oregon legislators of both major parties.
The first $50 you contribute ($100 if filing jointly) qualifies for a refundable tax credit. This means that when you file your Oregon state taxes, the $50 ($100 if filing jointly) is subtracted from the taxes you owe, or added to the refund you are due, whichever is applicable.
One-time donations can be made directly to AFT-PAF by sending a check, made out to “AFT-Oregon PAF”, and mailed to:
10228 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
WOU Graduates and Oregon Representatives
What do Oregon Representatives Teresa Alonso León, Paul Evans, and Dan Rayfield have in common? They are all champions of higher education and graduates of WOU! Visit their websites to learn more about them and their political stances:
Get Out and Vote
Want to know which candidates AFT-Oregon has endorsed for an upcoming election?
Check out the voter’s pamphlets from the Oregon Secretary of State before you vote.
To confirm that you are registered to vote in Oregon, visit the Oregon Online Voter Registration page.
Get Involved with the Oregon Legislative Process
If you want to provide testimony or track legislation contact the WOUFT VP of Political Education & Action, with more information about your areas of expertise and interest.
You can also find plenty of information on the Oregon State Legislature Get Involved page.
Check out the AFT-Oregon Political & Legislative News page.