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Urge Republican Lawmakers to Return to Salem

  Mar 3, 2020     565 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Oregon Senate Republicans and Oregon House Republicans have staged another walkout to deny quorum in the Oregon Legislature. Despite supermajority support in both chambers, important climate legislation cannot be passed without the two-thirds quorum necessary to conduct business. In walking out, a small minority of legislators have silenced the political will of the majority of Oregonians. Their actions threaten important progress on hundreds of bills, including those to fund wildfire mitigation, foster care, and disaster relief.  Oregon Republicans have walked out five times now in the last year. This anti-democratic behavior is not only preventing action on climate change and many other issues, it eerily represents a…

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Support Faculty Bargaining at OSU

  Feb 27, 2020     141 Views     Comments Off on Support Faculty Bargaining at OSU  

United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU), OSU’s faculty union, has been bargaining for a fair contract since November of 2018. OSU faculty formed a union in order to find solutions to the challenges they face as teachers and researchers, as well as those of the students and communities they serve. Unfortunately, OSU admin have not agreed to UAOSU's requests, and many of the most pressing needs remain unresolved: COMPENSATION | No predictable, consistent raises despite the skyrocketing cost of living FAMILY LEAVE | No increase to current policy of 60 hours of paid leave time CHILDCARE | No attempt to address the lack of…

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