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Celebrating student loan relief

“It was like waking up and learning you won the lottery.” That’s just one of the comments flooding the AFT offices from members who are elated to be free of student debt at last. After relentless advocacy, including an AFT lawsuit against former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was so broken is finally doing what it is supposed to do: delivering relief from student debt for thousands of borrowers. So far, $6.2 billion in student debt has been forgiven for 100,000 public service workers like teachers, nurses and professors.

35,000 Kaiser Workers Reach Agreement with Kaiser, Strike Diverted

After months of negotiations, the 52,000 members of the Alliance of Healthcare Unions, which includes the 3,400 Kaiser employees of Oregon and Southwest Washington who are represented by the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP), have reached a tentative agreement.

Kaiser Contract Ratified, 50,000 Workers to See Wage Increases and Staffing Provisions

Nearly 50,000 health care workers have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a 4-year contract with Kaiser Permanente that will help to ensure it remains a great place to work and receive care. The employees are represented by 22 local unions that are part of the Alliance of Health Care Unions and work across hundreds of job classifications in every geographic area where Kaiser Permanente has a presence.

Donate to the Oregon Kaiser Worker Srike Fund

Winning a fair contract is hard. Sustaining that contract is hard. That contract is an organic document that demands sacrifice and consistency, it demands care, purpose, and action over a long period of time. A very long period of time!

Kaiser publicly praised us as heroic and essential in the early days of the COVID pandemic, but today we are called heretics not heroes for simply asking for a fair and equitable contract.

Donate to the Oregon Kaiser Worker Srike Fund

Winning a fair contract is hard. Sustaining that contract is hard. That contract is an organic document that demands sacrifice and consistency, it demands care, purpose, and action over a long period of time. A very long period of time!

Kaiser publicly praised us as heroic and essential in the early days of the COVID pandemic, but today we are called heretics not heroes for simply asking for a fair and equitable contract.