OSEA’s 83rd Annual Conference was held June 24 through June 26, 2021. For the first time in our union’s history, delegates logged in to a virtual platform to participate in the event. But even from afar, delegates representing chapters from across the state were able to connect, share and discuss ideas and take care of important union business.
State of the Union
President Lisa Gourley described OSEA’s efforts since the last Conference in June 2019 to show resilience in the face of ongoing challenges.
OSEA’s standing and ad hoc committees are made up of member volunteers who donate their time to support the union. At Conference 2021, each committee chair gave delegates a report on the activities of their committee from the last year.
Member and Chapter Recognition
OSEA celebrated some outstanding members and chapters who have gone above and beyond to serve our union.
Action on Resolutions; Elections
Delegates voted on 5 resolutions at Conference 2021. See the results of their actions here.
2021 Committee Reports
- Vice President’s Report (PDF)
- Secretary’s Report (PDF)
- Zone I Director’s Report (PDF)
- Zone II Director’s Report (PDF)
- Zone III Director’s Report (PDF)
- Zone IV Director’s Report (PDF)
- Zone V Director’s Report (PDF)
- Zone VI Director’s Report (PDF)
- Zone VII Director’s Report (PDF)
- Conference Committee Report (PDF)
- Finance Committee Report (PDF)
- PR Committee Report (PDF)
- Resolutions Committee Report (PDF)
- ROSE Report (PDF)
- Scholarship Committee Report (PDF)
Delegate Action on Resolutions
|1||Committees to Address External Threats||April Biancone, North Clackamas Chapter 71||To form committees within each zone that develop strategies to combat the threats of opt-out groups.||Approved|
|2||Board of Directors Expenses||OSEA Board of Directors||To provide Board members with a $70 monthly stipend to be used for expenses incurred while conducting Association business, exclusive of travel expenses.||Referred back to committee for further review.|
|3||Appropriate Compensation for State President||OSEA Board of Directors||To provide the State President with full-time release, equivalent to 8 hours per day for the number of days worked by twelve-month employees. To further authorize OSEA to negotiate with the President’s employer school district to obtain full-time release for the State President.||Referred back to committee for further review.|
|4||Presentation of Conference Resolutions||Tammy Burnett, Ashland Chapter 42|
April Biancone, North Clackamas Chapter 71
|To ensure that, at any Annual or Special Conference, the WHEREAS/RESOLVED clauses, Pro/Con/Fiscal Impact statements, and Scope of Amendment and amending language for each resolution are read in their entirety. To further allow that the reading of amending language may be suspended by a ⅔ vote of the delegates.||Approved|
|5||Withdrawn by Submitter||-||-||-|
|6||Support for Universal Healthcare||Brent Halse, Willamette ESDEA Chapter 95||To have OSEA support the movement for single-payer, affordable healthcare, both nationally and in Oregon, including federal and state legislation, such as the Improved Medicare for All Act. To further have OSEA educate members about the benefits of a single-payer healthcare system.||Failed|