Skip to main content

AFT-Oregon 2024 Voter's Guide

At AFT-Oregon we focus our electoral work on state level candidate endorsements, primarily state representative and state senator positions. The Oregon State Legislature is where important budget decisions are made, such as how much money our schools, community colleges, and universities receive from the state from year to year to fund our students' educations and the jobs of most of our members. Beyond the education budget, the issues decided by this state body are vast: healthcare, housing, transportation, climate mitigation and adaptation, and so much more. These issues affect our members and we are here to make sure that our voices are heard in Salem so we work with elected officials along with labor and community partners to develop a strong education agendas for Oregon Legislative Sessions.


AFT-Oregon leaders stand in solidarity with those who are exercising their fundamental rights to protest injustice, hold institutions accountable, and exercise academic freedom. We stand in opposition to police repression and the suspension, expulsion, or retaliation of our union members and the students we serve at Oregon’s colleges and universities, such as at PSU and UO where demonstrations are ongoing.

It's a "dog-eat-dog" world out there, but every worker in a labor union has the right to union representation. MORE