Current MIP Numbers

Editors Note: The membership chart published in the November-December 2019 Journal had incorrect November membership percentages for eight chapters (Centennial, Central, Central Linn, Central Oregon Community College-ABS, Clackamas County Children’s Commission, Classified Personnel of Klamath Falls, Clatskanie and Clatsop Community College). Click here for a chart with all... Read More

OSEA Board of Directors elects new vice president

New Vice President

OSEA Vice President Ma’Lena Wirth recently announced her resignation (effective Jan. 2, 2019) after taking a job with her school district that took her out of her bargaining unit. Teri Jones is sworn in by OSEA President Tim Stoelb as OSEA’s new vice president at the end of the Dec. 14 Board of Directors meeting in Salem. In anticipation of the vacancy, the OSEA Board... Read More

Officers have full agenda for January’s leadership summit

A lot has happened since OSEA held its inaugural All In Leadership Summit last year — when chapter leaders left both inspired and empowered to strengthen their union. Pictured, from left, are members of the executive boards of Oregon City Chapter 14 (President Kathleen O’Brien, Treasurer Vicki Poyser and Secretary Deanne Chaves) and Clackamas County Children’s Commission Chapter... Read More

Catch Ducks hoops action this season

OSEA members can get a great deal on tickets to two University of Oregon men’s basketball games this season. The games are on Dec. 15 (vs. Boise State) and Feb. 10 (vs. Stanford). Tickets start at just $11 per seat! Click here to order and enter the promo code “2019TEACH.” Select your seats and you’ll be set. The first 50 education staff to sign up are eligible... Read More

Chapter officers: Register today!

A proud and united membership makes for a strong and vibrant union. Our second All In Leadership Summit is meant to both celebrate chapter leaders and help give them tools to cultivate a culture of pride and unity in their chapters. All OSEA chapter officers are encouraged to make attending a top priority. In recognition of their contributions as a leader, this event is being... Read More

OSEA members attend Student Gun Violence Summit

Last month, 150 high school students from around the country met in Washington, D.C., over the course of three days to create and ratify a Students’ Bill of Rights for Safer Communities. OSEA member Brad Harvey, second from left, brought three students from Beaverton High School to the summit (Cameron Monfared, Camila Mejia and River Rain). Among them were four students from Oregon... Read More

OSEA, AFT bridge financial gap

By OSEA President Tim Stoelb Despite the hard work our chapters did this past spring, OSEA — along with every other public-sector union across the country — suffered a big setback on June 27 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the collection of fair-share fees was unconstitutional. On that day, OSEA lost roughly $1.8 million in revenue and faced a gaping hole in our annual budget. AFT... Read More

Clinics offer hope to those with student debt

When Kristen Croft heard OSEA was partnering with AFT to offer a series of student debt clinics in Oregon, the president of Beaverton Chapter 48 signed up right away for two reasons. “First, I felt it was very important for me as a chapter leader to support this type of event so I have a better idea of what types of assistance AFT offers,” she said. “I also have a good amount... Read More

Barnes shares value of union membership

A good worksite organizer is an invaluable asset to any chapter because they take the lead in introducing new employees to OSEA and explaining the value of union membership. According to Chapter President Denise Chase, Central Chapter 124 has a “rock star example” in Worksite Organizer Tracy Barnes. “She is a natural at ‘the ask,’” Chase said. “When people meet her,... Read More

I Stand With My Union

OSEA members are being targeted by anti-union organizations such as the Freedom Foundation and Opt Out Today to drop their membership. These organizations are working to destroy the power of unions, end collective bargaining and take away worker rights. Get the facts. Learn about these organizations and why they want to eliminate unions. If you or your members are receiving emails... Read More

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