2019 Legislative Session Recap

  Aug 25, 2019     1824 Views     Leave your thoughts  

As a member of AAUP-Oregon, I share pride in all we accomplished legislatively this session. Together, members from across the state pursued an ambitious agenda in the 2019 Legislative Session--one that would strengthen our voices, support our students, and improve our universities and communities. The session ended on Sunday, June 30 after a tumultuous few months that witnessed major victories, real setbacks, and two walkouts by Senate Republicans. Our successes were the result of coalitional work that engaged thousands of educators, students, public workers, and community members across the state.  If you want to get more involved in setting and…

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Act Now to Stop New Attacks on PERS

  Apr 19, 2019     5822 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Over the past few years, AAUP-Oregon members and allies have stood together to stop cuts to PERS that would harm our retirement security. Time and time again corporate special interests and some politicians have come after our benefits, and this year has brought a fresh attack. Contact Governor Brown and your local legislators today. Tell them to defend retirement security for public employees. Here’s a rundown of what’s at stake: Salaries could be cut. One proposal would require working people to pay a percentage of salary into the state’s pension fund with NO increase in benefits. Individual Account Program funds could…

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