OSEA Welcomes New Staff

Brian Hanson, Field Representative

Brian Hanson is making the move to field representative after being an OSEA member and classified employee for more than 12 years. Members may recognize him as OSEA’s 2021 Employee of the Year. Born in Bend, Ore., and raised as a unionist, Hanson has been a supporter and advocate for labor his entire life. From AFL-CIO picket lines to the school district bargaining table, Brian knows and understands the work classified employees do. He is thrilled to stand up for and represent classified employees throughout the Central Oregon region.

Hanson will represent the education workers of Central Oregon Community College Adult Basic Education (COCC-ABE) Chapter 700, Classified Personnel of Klamath Falls Chapter 147, Crook County Chapter 85, Culver Chapter 166, Fossil Chapter 117, Harney County Chapter 75, Lake County Chapter 58, Madras Chapter 54, NeighborImpact Chapter 602, Redmond Chapter 84 and Sisters Chapter 92. Email Brian Hanson or call (971) 345-7222.

Shawna Meechan, Field Representative

Shawna Meechan comes to OSEA with a lifetime of activism in the labor movement and education. A native of Portland, Ore., she grew up in a union household, went to college on a union scholarship and has fought for the rights of workers most of her adult life. Most recently, Meechan worked for LiUNA! Laborer’s Local 483 representing folks in the Portland metro area. As a former educator, Meechan is looking forward to representing classified staff with OSEA. In her spare time, she enjoys tap dance, gardening and reading fiction.

Meechan will represent the education workers of Canby Chapter 105, Centennial Chapter 113, Dayton Chapter 88, St. Helens Chapter 31, Sherwood chapter 103 and Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec Chapter 400. Email Shawna Meechan or call  (971) 372-0146.

Emily Pfeiffer, Organizer

Emily Pfeiffer joins the OSEA staff with experience organizing with the Oregon Student Association for three years and organizing campaigns for many members of the Oregon House of Representatives during the 2020 election cycle. Most recently, Pfeiffer worked in Rep. Rob Nosse’s office during the 2021 legislative session. She is very excited to support OSEA members through organizing. In her free time, Pfeiffer loves to read, ride her bike and cook new recipes.

Pfeiffer will support member organizing in Beaverton Chapter 48, Clackamas County Children’s Commission (CCCC) Chapter 601, Forest Grove Custodians Chapter 301, Jefferson Chapter 141, Marcola Chapter 132, Monroe Unified Chapter 83, North Clackamas Chapter 71, Philomath Chapter 64, Reynolds Chapter 71, Scio Chapter 137, Springfield Chapter 4, Sweet Home Chapter 3, Tualatin Hills Park & Rec Chapter 400, West Linn-Wilsonville Chapter 102, Willamette ESD Employees Association Chapter 95 and Yamhill-Carlton Chapter 171. Email Emily Pfeiffer or call (971) 372-0248.