Join AFSCME Local 88

Why Join

Being hired into a union represented position does not automatically make you a union member. Sign a membership card to become a member and take advantage of all member benefits today.

  • Join now! Sign a membership card
  • Need to check your membership? Call Oregon AFSCME at 844-758-6466
  • Union dues are 1.4% of your base pay (minimum $15.00/month, maximum $84.46/month)*. Learn more about how dues are calculated in the constitution.
    *As of May 22, 2024

Benefits of Membership

Why Join

Simply talking about issues that affect public service employees isn’t enough. To make a difference, our voices must be heard. And we can be heard only when we organize as a union and gain the strength to make real change. Together, our collective voice is heard — on the job, in bargaining, and in state and local legislatures.

Livable Wages

Workers who are union members earn 11.2 percent more than non-union workers. Black, Latino, and women workers represented by unions earn 26%, 39.2%, and 23.8% more, respectively, than their non-union counterparts. 

Better Benefits

Union workers are more likely than their non-union counterparts to receive health care and pension benefits. 96% of union members are covered by health insurance and have a pension plan compared to 69% of those not in a union.

Revised 6/27/2022. Source: AFL-CIO

AFSCME Retirees

Oregon AFSCME Chapter 75 Retirees invites all Local 88 retirees to join us.

We have the right to a secure and dignified retirement. Public employees, our pensions and our health care are under attack from those who would strip us of our hard-earned and contractual benefits. The best way to defend our benefits is to join together to make our voices heard!

If you’d like more information or just have questions, we’d love to hear from you at

Now More Than Ever

Big corporations and anti-worker politicians are attacking public employees and the services we provide. Their goal is simple: privatize our jobs, strip us of our rights and dismantle the public sector. They’re going after our wages, our pensions and our health care. And in 2005, governors in Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri took away the bargaining rights of all state employees. This can happen here.

In Washington, D.C., and in state capitols across the country, it’s the same old thing: politicians side with the rich and powerful, and neglect the needs of middle-class families.

Whether you are a public employee or work for a private company providing public services, we have to act now to stop the attacks to lower our wages, benefits, and eliminate our rights. That’s why building a strong union is so important now more than ever. We can’t lose the rights we have fought so hard to win.