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Oregon Health and Science University Workers Stand Together for Respect

It was a massive show of strength as more than 1,400 people stood together for a fair contract for Oregon Health and Science University workers.

Jashua Bane |

Behavioral Health Members Hold Lobby Day in Oregon

Behavioral health workers are building political power in Oregon. They’re pushing state legislators to adopt policies and programs to benefit the people they serve.

Mark McCullough |

Bipartisanship Prevails as Congress Passes Funding for Mental Health Providers

Behavioral health clinics in Oregon and Oklahoma will remain open past March 31 thanks to a House bill that passed with overwhelming, bipartisan support.

Mark McCullough |

Oregon Graduate Researchers Working Toward First Contract

First was the fight to unionize. Now some Oregon graduate students are putting together their first contract.

David Kreisman |

Behavioral Health Members Are Becoming AFSCME Strong in Oregon

At 101 events across the state in January, Council 75’s weeklong blitz engaged 1,700 members, who did everything from talking to co-workers about the difference joining a union makes, to becoming active in their union, to increasing membership.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Next Wave Launches #NoFilter Podcast

AFSCME is launching a new podcast, #NoFilter, to spark a conversation about activism, social justice and union organizing among young union members.

Pete Levine |

Oregon AFSCME Members Fight to Protect Retirement Security

In Oregon, AFSCME members are showing up in force at the legislature to protect their retirement security.

David Kreisman |

Oregon Behavioral Health Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFSCME

They become the latest in a wave of therapists, case managers, peers, support staff and other dedicated care providers who are uniting through AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign to fix a broken system.

Mark McCullough |

Workers at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Say They Are Determined to Unionize

With the help of their coworkers, they’ll continue to fight for a voice on the job.

Pablo Ros |

Behavioral Health Workers in Oregon Want Change and Won’t Give Up

Before she began her career in behavioral health, Vialante Vieira was in a drug and alcohol recovery program at Volunteers of America Oregon in Portland. That experience helped her find her calling.

Pablo Ros |

When Anti-Union Operatives Attack With Lies, AFSCME Fights Back With the Truth

“When the Freedom Foundation came knocking, our members trusted me and other union representatives to tell it to them straight."

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon VOA Members Win First Contract

Workers at an Oregon behavioral health facility won their first contract after a tough fight.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

128 Oregon Workers Say Yes to AFSCME

A total of 128 Oregon behavioral health workers say yes to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Oregon Executive Director Gets Arrested in Solidarity with Bargaining Workers

Securing a fair contract may call for strong actions – including getting arrested. Just ask Oregon AFSCME.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

Oregon Strike Results in a Better Contract

AFSCME members in Lane County, Oregon, held out for a better contract and improved services to the public – and they got it.

Justin Lee |

She Never Quits – Not on Her Co-Workers, Not on a Stranger Mortally Injured

Oregon AFSCME member Emily Augustin was trained in life-saving techniques. Then she had to use them to try to save a stranger.

Clyde Weiss |

Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

Justin Lee |

Portland AFSCME Members Help Break Down Workplace Discrimination

AFSCME members of Local 88 in Oregon are speaking up in support of a resolution for workplace equity.

David Kreisman |

On the Digital Information Highway, Librarians Never Stop Serving their Communities

Meet AFSCME-represented librarians in Portland, Oregon, who are working hard to bridge the digital divide in their community.

John Noonan |

Welcome to Our New Podcast: About That AFSCME Life!

Listen to the very first episode of About That AFSCME Life, the new podcast bringing you the stories of your sisters and brothers and news you can use.

Jesse Berney |