Comedy Get Down Tour at Moda Center

OSEA members can get discount tickets for the Comedy Get Down Tour at Moda Center. Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. Back by popular demand! This is a once in a lifetime chance to see four members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of... Read More

Education Appreciation Day with the Ducks!

The University of Oregon recognizes educators and support staff across Oregon on two awesome game days. The games are on Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. Tickets will be just $36 per seat for all teachers/school staff and anyone they want to bring! The first 100 teachers/staff who sign up using the promo code get an on-field photo at Autzen before the game! Just visit goducks.com/promo and... Read More

Free College Now Enrolling for Fall Term. Classes Start August 20

Free College Now Enrolling for Fall Term. Classes Start August 20 The new Union Plus Free College benefit, launched in partnership with AFSCME, is available to you and your family (including spouses, children, grandchildren and financial dependents). The program offers the opportunity to earn a free associate degree from Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) – an accredited,... Read More

Action on Conference 2018 resolutions; elections

Full resolution and election results from OSEA Conference 2018 are below, with outcomes in italics: RESOLUTIONS RESULTS Unfinished Business (Conference 2017) Resolution 9 – Gives the Board of Directors the authority to determine the number of delegates to send to the Oregon AFL-CIO convention based on available funding. Requires candidates to complete a questionnaire itemizing... Read More

2018 State of Our Union

President Tim Stoelb described OSEA’s efforts over the last year to sign up new members as he delivered the union’s first post-Janus v. AFSCME state of the union address. Stoelb told Conference delegates that OSEA launched its statewide All In Membership Campaign back in November in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling fair-share fees unconstitutional. Ninety chapters... Read More

After Janus

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned 40 years of legal precedent by making fair-share fees for public sector workers unconstitutional in the Janus v. AFSCME case. While today’s decision will surely affect OSEA, it has done nothing to change our focus or resolve. No court decision can stop us from standing together in a union to get a better deal for our hard work. It’s... Read More

Homeland security thesis by OSEA member Susan Graves published

OSEA’s own Sue Graves received a Masters of Arts degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on March 30. The Naval Postgraduate School officially released her thesis on June 8 to the Homeland Security Digital Library. Graves, a member of Lincoln County Chapter 19 as well as the school district’s safety coordinator,... Read More

Final Membership Incentive Program results

The final numbers for the Membership Incentive Program (MIP) are in. There were 34 chapters that will receive a 10 percent incentive, 46 at 5 percent and 23 at 3 percent. The incentive will be paid before May 31, and the chapter will be notified once the payment has been processed. The chapter’s achievement will also be recognized at our annual Conference in June. The incentive... Read More

The Lighthouse School Chapter 160 ratifies first contract

Two years after they formed a union, members of The Lighthouse School Chapter 160 were able to ratify their first contract by a 12-0 vote on May 16 in Coos Bay. OSEA Director of Field Operations Susan Miller said the ratification vote gave employees an opportunity to “participate in direct democracy” as well as “have a crystal clear voice” in their workplace. “Congratulations... Read More

2018 Employee of the Year is Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, the Springfield School District’s lead inventory specialist who has worked for the district for 18 years, has been selected by OSEA as its 2018 Employee of the Year. The announcement was made May 14 by OSEA President Tim Stoelb before the start of a school board meeting at the Springfield School District Administrative Offices. Click here for photos from the... Read More

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