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True story: what on-call workers can get in a contract

Did you know that some on-call workers at Multnomah County are already organized in labor unions, and have successfully bargained for pay increases, paid holidays, benefits, and hiring preferences in their contracts?   The union gave us that edge. On-call juvenile custody services specialists in the Department of Community Justice were inspired to organize with […]

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43rd AFSCME International Conference

The 43rd International Convention was held from July 16th- July 20th in Boston Massachusetts at the Boston Convention Center.  More than 5,000 delegates, and activists, there were over a 100 from Oregon alone, gathered to deliver a message of strength and solidarity: We will Rise Up even in the face of stern challenges, and we […]

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