The rally took place May 8, 2019 in Bristol Square on Lane’s main campus.
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Rally! There certainly was a sea of red! Red for Ed! (education). Hopefully our message reaches Salem along with the many other colleges and school districts that took part in the day. The story was picked up by local media state wide!
It was wonderful planning the event with Student, Faculty and Managers. Special thanks to Adrienne Mitchel, LCCEA President, Nick Keough, ASLCC President, Mike Eyster, Board Chair, and Marge Hamilton, LCC President, for their moving speeches, and who could forget Paul Jarrell who was a fantastic MC!
LCCEF proudly endorses Lisa Fragala for Lane Community College Board of Education. Lisa is a 2nd grade teacher in Eugene, an active member in multiple labor union organizations including our local labor chapter and the OEA Board Director for District 5. Lisa continues to bring her passion for social justice, a local workforce, and love for Lane’s community to each position she holds.
Lisa was a student at Lane years ago and has great memories of her time here. She told the local labor chapter that she remembers our college as an unforgettable part of her higher education experience and recognizes the significant impact LCC has for other students’ lives and the community as a whole.
After decades of disinvestment, Oregon schools have:
Low graduation rates
Missing supports like mental health counselors and school nurses
IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN STUDENTS!
Educators are standing up and standing together for students. Will you join us?
Lawmakers are considering the Student Success Act, which would invest $2 billion into Oregon schools. Email your legislator NOW to support students and educators. http://myoregonfuture.com/ and Take Action!
JOIN OUR FIGHT TO FUND SCHOOLS!
EMAIL YOUR LAWMAKERS AND TELL THEM IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN STUDENTS
By an overwhelming margin, EEA teachers in 4j and Bethel, as well as many other school districts in Lane County have pledged to join a statewide walkout on May 8 to demand more revenue for schools.
By taking action on May 8, Oregon educators will be joining a growing number of our counterparts nationwide who are standing up for students in what has become known as the Red for Ed movement.
The May 8 action is designed to highlight the crisis facing Oregon schools due to chronic under funding over the last three decades.
On May 8 Lane County teachers will join others across the state in a series of actions and events to highlight the need to fully fund our Oregon schools. We need our community to stand with us and invite you to join us at one of the following actions:
LCC Main Campus:
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Gather in Bristow Square; wear Red for Ed!
Around the Community:
8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Sign waving and pickets at the following locations:
Bethel: WINCO intersection on Barger
4J North: Beltline intersection at River Road & Silver Lane
4J Sheldon: Coburg Road & Willakenzie
4J Churchill: 18th & Chambers
4J South: 29th & Willamette
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Rally at the Saturday Market Park Blocks
12:45 p.m. – Buses leave for Salem from Sheldon High School for a rally and march to the Capitol, where members will bring their concerns directly to legislators.
4:30 – Depart Salem for Eugene
When educators, parents, students and community members stand together for students, we win. I hope you will join thousands of Oregon educators as we send the message that it’s time to fix the funding shortage in our schools.
Find more info at may8forstudents.org to get involved. We need people to write their legislators and to write letters of support to the local papers. Together we can make a difference.
EUGENE—This week, Rep. DeFazio will hold a series of town hall meetings focused on healthcare, including a discussion about access to affordable care and the rising costs of prescription drugs. These meetings are open to the public as well as members of the media.
Tuesday, April 16th
Florence Healthcare Town Hall Meeting 11:00 am-12:00 pm Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room* 1460 9th Street Florence, OR 97439
Wednesday, April 17th
Corvallis Healthcare Town Hall Meeting 1:00-2:00 pm Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room 645 NW Monroe Avenue Corvallis, OR 97330
Eugene Healthcare Town Hall Meeting 5:30-6:30 pm Lane Community College Downtown Campus, Rooms 112-114 101 W 10th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401
The government shutdown has now dragged on for 34 days — the longest shutdown in our nation’s history. It’s impacting every aspect of daily life and hurting thousands of families across the country who aren’t able to pay their essential bills. This shutdown is harming our nation’s aviation system, Coast Guard, law enforcement, food inspection agencies, emergency management personnel, Forest Service, and much more.
That’s why I’ve decided to hold a public town hall meeting in Eugene this Saturday at Lane Community College.
Nearly 10,000 federal workers in Oregon alone have been furloughed or have been working without pay since before Christmas. Many families cannot make their mortgage payments, pay for childcare, afford groceries, and make payments for other important bills. The shutdown is having secondary effects on small businesses and local economies.
Please join me to hear about what’s happening in Washington, D.C. and share how this shutdown has affected you, your family, and your community.
See you there,
Rep. Peter DeFazio
Saturday, January 26- 3:00 PM PST Town Hall Meeting on Impacts of Government Shutdown Center for Meeting and Learning Main Campus, Lane Community College-Building 19 4000 E. 30th Avenue Eugene, OR 97405
We know that you’ll vote, but will your members, friends and family? This fall’s elections have taken on an urgency the nation hasn’t experienced in generations. Instead of being a voice for working people, our president has pushed an agenda for the rich—from ripping away healthcare from millions of people to signing a tax scam that gives 83 percent of the benefits to the top 1 percent. But unions are built for times like these. And we have tools to help you advocate for the candidates and issues you care about. It’s not too late to rally your community.
People want more spending on healthcare, education and infrastructure, not cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare to pay for the tax cuts the American people opposed. “There is now a 12-point gap in support for the GOP tax law, according to a pre-election poll conducted by Greenberg Research and Democracy Corps for the American Federation of Teachers. … It’s another alarm bell that Republicans may not be able to win the midterm elections on what they hoped would be their signature legislation of this Congress.” Working people don’t see themselves as beneficiaries of the Trump economy, instead they see their wages stagnating while the rich get richer.
The Department of Education is violating federal law by not releasing records, requested by the AFT and others under the Freedom of Information Act, related to its decision to allow schools to purchase firearms using federal funds. We’ve partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to force the department’s hand.
Donate to AFT members affected by Hurricane Michael
By now you’ve seen the devastation that Hurricane Michael left in its wake. Many communities still stranded without power, while others were totally wiped out. We’ve reached out to members in the area to make sure everyone is safe, and are in contact with local union leaders and staff to organize relief efforts in our schools. You can help support your union sisters and brothers by donating to our Hurricane Michael Relief Fund.
Fight continues for grads in Chicago
Graduate employees at Brown University and Georgetown University are on their way to historic union elections. Rejecting the Trump-dominated National Labor Relations Board, they have convinced their universities to recognize union elections supervised by the American Arbitration Association. University of Chicago grads are also eager to unionize, but as one Ph.D. candidate explains, their administration is employing union-busting techniques to prevent them from winning recognition.
Voters could unlock $2 billion in education funding
This November, education is on the ballot in a big way. A new report from the Center for American Progress finds that voters have the power to usher in significant funding for public education. “In 15 states across the country, there are 20 confirmed ballot measures that could generate more than $2 billion in revenue for public education and represent public referendums on important education policy issues, such as private school vouchers.”
Chipping Away at Voting Rights
In the last decade, nearly half of states have put in place regulations that make it harder for Americans to exercise their constitutional rights. This episode of NPR’s “On Point” goes deep into the issue.
Where and When
AFT President Randi Weingarten will be in Albuquerque, N.M., on Oct. 20 for an early vote kickoff rally and march. She will address the Student Gun Violence Summit in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21. Weingarten will be in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 23, where she will meet with members, participate in get-out-the-vote activities and visit an AFT student debt clinic. She will address the ABC West Coast Labor-Management Institute in Buena Lake, Calif., on Oct. 24. Weingarten will deliver the keynote address at the Northeast Ohio Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (NEOSTREAM) Conference hosted by Rep. Marcia L. Fudge in Cleveland on Oct. 25. She will be honored at the Fourth Annual Hispanic Educational Leadership Awards Luncheon hosted by the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County, on Oct. 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson will speak at a Color of Change event in Atlanta on Oct. 20 in support of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. She will chair an Institute for Women’s Policy Research executive committee call on Oct. 22.
AFT Executive Vice President Mary Cathryn Ricker will speak at the Student Gun Violence Summit on Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C. Ricker will phone bank with AFT staff on Oct. 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 25, she will rally to protest the privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs with the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Government Employees in St. Cloud, Minn.
On Tuesday, September 17th , Oregon AFLCIO will be phone banking for Governor Kate Brown and Marty Wilde who represents HD11. We will also be having a canvass on Saturday, September 22nd for Heather Buch. Fliers for both events are attached. Links to sign up for either of the two events are below.