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Non-tenure faculty form union, strike, and win.

Two years ago, the full-time nontenure-track faculty at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign looked around and saw they needed a union to
fight for better working and learning conditions. So they voted "union, yes!"
and then dove into contract negotiations. Eighteen months later, when
negotiations had stalled, they went on strike. And it worked.

National unions offer support for Orlando community

The AFT, the Florida Education Association, the National Education Association, the Service Employees International Union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are working together to provide support and resources to the Orlando community in the wake of June 12's horrific shooting.

PROs & TECHS need Safe Staffing, Too!

Critical Care nurse and OFNHP Executive Vice President Adrienne Enghouse testified before the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division on May 18th to encourage rule makers to consider non-nursing staff who deliver care in the hospital setting as they revise state statute to incorporate changes to the Hospital Nurse Staffing Law made by Senate Bill 469 in the 2015 session.

Expansion of Overtime

President Obama and the US Department of Labor unveiled new rules today that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay. The new rules reflect a nation-wide effort spearheaded by the AFL-CIO, including gathering 25,000 signatures on a petition calling for overtime expansion.

 

A fight for the very soul of our country

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the need for our country to return to the kind of thoughtful yet passionate discourse and engagement in civic life that's been far too rare lately.

Big Win for Professional Development!

The Professional Bargaining Unit of OFNHP won a case in arbitration that will help recoup from Kaiser a significant amount of money for the continuing education expenses of Pro members, including short hour and on call employees.

The Facts About Trade

Update from the Oregon AFL-CIO

Earlier this week, union members and fair trade activists from across the country called Congress to flood the phone lines with one message: Stop the TPP.

If you didn’t get a chance to call, no worries: Just dial 1-855-856-7545 to get updated information and to be automatically connected with your Congressional Representative.

Yearning to breathe free

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.

Pro-worker crowds rally as court hears 'Friedrichs' case

As the U.S. Supreme Court justices were hearing oral arguments in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on Jan. 11, a large crowd of workers from across the country, joined by other pro-labor allies, gathered outside the court to urge the justices not to side with the wealthy interests pushing a case aimed at silencing workers' collective voice.