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President’s Column: Fall Welcome

  Nov 5, 2018     984 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Dear colleagues across Oregon: I hope this reaches you well. Since I last reached out to you, we were celebrating the organizing victories of United Academics of OSU and the Oregon Tech AAUP collective bargaining chapter – all in the midst of the awful, precedent turning Supreme Court decision and ongoing attacks on science, education, and unions. Since then, AAUP and AAUP-Oregon staff have been working vigorously with these new chapters/locals as they prepare to begin bargaining their first contracts and formally organize their union structures and bylaws. Meanwhile, GEU members and leaders are working to enforce their new contract with…

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AAUP-Oregon Statewide Endorsements

  Nov 5, 2018     101 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The AAUP-Oregon Legislative Committee, Executive Council, and the leadership of all AAUP collective bargaining chapters in Oregon have reviewed and collectively determined our statewide position on ballot measures and candidates. Our endorsements are limited to those where candidates or campaigns completed our questionnaire. Statewide Ballot Measures Constitutional Amendment 102 (Lift the current ban on the ability of local governments to work with non-profits and local businesses to build affordable housing with bonds) Recommendation: Vote Yes Constitutional Amendment 103 (Prohibit taxes/fees on “groceries”) Recommendation: Vote No Constitutional Amendment 104 (Expand application of the requirement that three-fifths legislative majority to approve bills raising revenue) Recommendation: Vote No Ballot Measure…

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