OSEA endorses Gov. Brown for reelection

OSEA President Tim Stoelb on Friday announced the OSEA Board of Directors has endorsed Gov. Kate Brown for reelection in 2018. “At a time when public employees face attacks like never before, it’s critical to have strong, effective leaders who have our backs. Gov. Kate Brown has always looked out for us and the students we serve,” Stoelb said. “Brown has been... Read More

Register today

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,... Read More

Improve yourself! Apply for Mini-Grants

It’s time again to apply for OSEA’s Kathy Melzer Mini-Grants program — the deadline is Sunday, Nov. 5. Three members from each zone will receive grants of approximately $400. Recipients must use the money for professional development, such as inservice training, workshops or seminars. The grants, which must be used during the 2017 calendar year, may be spent on tuition and... Read More

Family entertainment at the Rose Quarter

OSEA members seeking family entertainment in the Portland-Metro area are able to purchase discounted tickets through Rip City Group Sales to the following Rose Quarter shows: WWE “Monday Night Raw” — Professional wrestling fans have a chance to see their favorite WWE Superstars in person when “Monday Night Raw” airs live to the world from Portland’s Moda Center. When:... Read More

Order your Blazers tickets now

OSEA Nights at the Moda Center are back! This season, OSEA members and their families can purchase discounted tickets for nine regular-season Portland Trail Blazers games. Tickets range from $12 to $95. In order to enjoy high-flying Rip City basketball, simply follow these steps: Step 1: Pick your games (all start at 7 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 26, vs. Los Angeles Clippers Saturday,... Read More

Help hurricane-battered union members

(via American Federation of Teachers) Our AFT brothers and sisters need our continued help during this 2017 hurricane season.Thanks to members like you, we have more than $90,000 following Hurricane Harvey, but the need will grow in the coming weeks after Hurricane Irma and any that follow. Along with the National Education Association, our combined efforts will support members... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

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 injuries incurred by school staff, particularly those working in special education and with behaviorally... Read More

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