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We are excited to announce that all Oregon AFSCME Central Table locals have successfully ratified their contracts.

Portland, Oregon–In a display of unity and collective strength, members of AFSCME Local 402 representing OHSU Graduate Researchers their new contract with a resounding 98% "Yes" vote. 

July 18, 2023 - The horrific murder of Cascadia McCarthy Place Mental Health Aide, Haley Rogers has placed a spotlight on the issue of safety at one of Multnomah County’s mental health provid

“There’s a lot of misconceptions about caregivers. We’re not babysitters. We are professionals who work really hard for our residents.”

Niki Cooper is a caregiver and Oregon AFSCME Local 1246 member, and during March’s caregiver Appreciation Month, we are honored to showcase her story.


THE DALLES, OR - After 16 months negotiating, members of the Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL) bargaining committee announced a tentative agreement, providing workers the benefits and protections they deserve.

Highlights of the agreement include:

AFSCME Family: 

We have all watched with shock and outrage the latest developments in Ukraine. This sovereign democracy is under military attack by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with entire cities leveled and civilian populations targeted.

Prior to 2021, the members of Oregon AFSCME Local 2046’s bargaining committee had never held a rally, ran a contract campaign - or any campaign. And they also never had a win as big as the one they got this year in their new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“The employees of Benton County were tired of having poor contracts, were tired of not being paid a market wage, and realized if we wanted a win, we had to be in it together,” said Dawn Dale, Local 2064 President.

In building their contract campaign, Local 2064 started out with six simple goals: 

STATEMENT FROM STACY CHAMBERLAIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OREGON AFSCME ON 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

With Oregon working families facing so many challenges right now, we needed state lawmakers to take action on the lack of child care options, the behavioral health staffing crisis in communities and at the Oregon State Hospital, the housing crisis, and other issues our members said were priorities.

Today in a bipartisan vote, the Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 4005 to make providing care more economically feasible for family child care providers. The bill is part of a historic $100 million child care package that is moving through the 2022 legislative session.

The 2022 legislative session is starting to deliver for Oregon workers. Oregon AFSCME started the 2022 legislative session with several priority bills that advance economic and social justice for members and for other Oregon workers and their families. As we move into the last two weeks of the session, we have reached some important milestones in our advocacy.