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All OSEA chapter officers are urged to make attending this emergency summit a top priority. We will provide valuable training to ensure our union remains a strong, effective voice for our members. In recognition of your contributions as a leader, this event is being provided at no cost to you. What: OSEA Emergency Leadership Summit When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4, 2017 Where: Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave., Eugene 97401  Read More

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Zones I, V have new representation

Members in the northwestern and southwestern portions of the state have new representation on the OSEA Board of Directors. Delegates to the OSEA Conference 2017 from Zone I elected Dianna Hess (Beaverton Chapter 48) while Zone V members elected Marina McCambridge (Phoenix-Talent Chapter 96) to the Board. Former Zone I Director Kathy Forbes and Zone V Director Aaron Powell did not seek reelection. While their backgrounds are unique, both got involved in our union because a fellow OSEA member encouraged them to get involved. Their dedication speaks... 

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A step towards proper medical staffing

Nine Oregon school districts will take part in a pilot project to obtain federal reimbursement for providing healthcare to special education students thanks to a bill backed by OSEA. Oregon has a major school nursing shortage, as the recent Task Force on School Nursing report indicates: Our schools have only one certified and/or licensed registered nurse for every 2,178 students — well short of the industry recommendation of 1 nurse for every 750 students. OSEA had a seat on the Task Force, and helped steer the discussion from just talk into action... 

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New member benefit offers peace of mind

Are you a member of OSEA? Then you’re covered. OSEA, through our affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has arranged for all active, working members* in good standing to have a $5,000 accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance policy from The Union Labor Life Insurance Company. The AD&D benefit is included in your OSEA union membership, so you’re already covered — but you need to name your beneficiary. Download this form and return it to OSEA to designate your beneficiary. Whether an accident resulting... 

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OSEA is a labor union that represents 20,000 educational employees working in Oregon school districts, community colleges, education service districts, Head Start agencies, libraries and park and recreation districts. As one of the largest labor unions in Oregon, and with the second largest membership of educational staff, OSEA is a recognized leader within the state’s labor and education community. OSEA is the union of choice for secretaries, custodians, security guards, maintenance…  Read More

Work Shouldn't Hurt

OSHA: Schools must keep injury records

K-12 schools and many other educational facilities will now be required to maintain records of staff injuries and work-related illnesses and report them to Oregon OSHA, thanks to a new state rule change championed by OSEA. OSEA has led the campaign that sheds light on the routine... Read More

National News

How after-bell breakfast boosts performance

The American Federation for Teachers (AFT) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) are committed to strategic partnerships at the school, district, state and national levels to advance children’s health and well-being. We especially value collaborative approaches to address... Read More

Investing in you!

Gaining confidence in public speaking

Getting comfortable speaking in public is often a challenge for union leaders, particularly those who are new to their roles. That’s why OSEA and AFT brought Public Speaking for Union Leaders back to Oregon. The class provides an open, encouraging space for union members to learn... Read More

Activism

Union members make great public officials

Working families are the backbone of this country, yet are sorely underrepresented in public office. Unions are great at creating leaders, but too often we allow ourselves to be held back by the “what ifs” — What if I can’t raise enough money? What if I’ve... Read More

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