Oregon Labor Forward - Campaign Launch! 4/11/19

April 11, 2019

To our Oregon Labor family:

We are humbled and proud to launch our campaign for President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO. At a time of record economic growth and low unemployment numbers in our state, working people continue to fall further behind as economic inequality grows.

Billionaires and corporate CEOs are hard at work trying to keep working people down, attempting to silence their voices on the job like they thought their Janus case would do. They continue to realize more and more economic gains while workers struggle to get by. Despite their best efforts and constant attacks, a change is coming across this country and across Oregon.

Teachers are walking off the job and winning for their students, behavioral health workers are fighting for their rights in order to better serve their clients, fast food workers are unionizing to demand dignity in a low-wage industry, and young people, looking for solutions to their economic challenges, are turning to the Labor Movement.

Our Movement is strong, our Movement is not backing down, and our Movement will never stop fighting for a fair and more just economy. As we prepare to lead, we are excited to hear from you, our affiliate unions and leaders, about how the Oregon AFL-CIO can best meet your needs, and how your State Federation can best prepare for the changing economy and fights for economic justice ahead.

Please visit our campaign website to get to know us, join our campaign as an endorser, follow us on Facebook, and complete this survey with your feedback about the future of the Oregon AFL-CIO. Thank you for all you do for Oregon’s workers. We look forward to continuing this work with you in the years ahead.

In Solidarity,

Graham Trainor & Christy O'Neill

Oregon Labor Forward

Graham Trainor