Ballot Measure 101, Oregon’s Healthcare Initiative, Works for Oregon

  Jan 5, 2018     1385 Views     Leave your thoughts  

by Nancy Eichsteadt and Ramin Farahmandpur Vice Presidents for Communications & PR and Political Action Measure 101 is supported by teachers, firefighters, seniors, health care workers and families across the state. Ballot Measure 101 is also supported by insurance companies and hospitals who are interested in helping to reduce health care costs. By covering basic health services, Measure 101 keeps patients out of emergency rooms. AAUP Oregon has unequivocally endorsed Measure 101, and we are counting on your vote in this special election, January 23, 2018. For more information, go to Please commit a few hours to helping secure…

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January Update: Portland State University-AAUP

  Jan 5, 2018     254 Views     Leave your thoughts  

by José Padín, President, PSU-AAUP New year greetings to all my PSU colleagues and colleagues across Oregon. Our union, I am pleased to share, has been preparing to tackle in 2018 the great challenges faced by higher education in these troubling times. The single, largest challenge we face this year is the Trump Supreme Court. In the most perverse, un-democratic, and un-American fashion, the conservative-majority in the Supreme Court will decide whether to decimate unions. It will rule on obligating unions to fully serve, and work for the benefit of, colleagues that do not pay a cent towards what they receive.…

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