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AFL-CIO (National)

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the AFL and the CIO. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 12.2 million members.

AFSCME Advantage

This is the site for the AFSCME Advantage, members-only benefits program. AFSCME Advantage is a subsidiary of the national AFL-CIO's Union Plus program; some of the member benefits are "branded" as AFSCME Advantage, others are Union Plus, but they are essentially the same program. 

AFSCME International

This is the home website for our national union.

AFSCME Investment Education For Working Families

The AFSCME Investor Education program is a place where you can gain the knowledge and skills you need for a lifetime of financial success. You can download the AFSCME Investor Handbook, learn about mutual funds, stocks, and how to balance them, and find other helpful resources.

Bennett & Hartman

Greg Hartman of Bennett & Hartman is the lead attorney for the PERS Coalition, an affiliation of unions with members in the Oregon Pubic Employee Retirement System. Oregon AFSCME Council 75 was a founding member of the PERS Coalition.

Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

The home website for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. BOLI's mission is to protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and protect access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.


LERC is the commonly used acronym for the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center. LERC's mission includes bringing higher education expertise, training and classes to available to workers, unions, policy makers and others throughout the Pacific Northwest.

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions. The NLRB covers most AFSCME-represented employees working in the private sector, whereas public sector employees are covered by the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB); see link below.

McKanna Bishop Joffe & Arms

McKanna Bishop Joffe & Arms is Oregon AFSCME Council 75's primary outside legal counsel. The firm's attorneys represent labor unions and employees in both the public and private sectors. They advise labor unions on organizing and bargaining strategies, contract grievances, election matters, unfair labor practice complaints and many other issues that can arise in employment settings.

Oregon AFL-CIO

Home website for the Oregon arm of the AFL-CIO. Oregon AFSCME is the largest Oregon AFL-CIO affiliate union.

Oregon AFL-CIO "Do Not Patronize" List

The current listing of businesses, employers, etc. in the State of Oregon that the Oregon AFL-CIo has deemed actively engages in anti-union activities.

Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB)

The Employment Relations Board (ERB) resolves disputes concerning labor relations for an estimated 3,000 different employers and 250,000 employees in public and private sector under its jurisdiction. The Board administers the collective bargaining law that covers public employees of the State of Oregon and its cities, counties, school districts, and other local governments; hears and decides appeals from state employees concerning personnel actions; and administers the collective bargaining law that regulates private employers who are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

Oregon OSHA

The Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration — commonly referred to as "OR-OSHA" — is dedicated to improving workplace safety and health in Oregon and committed to working with labor, business, and other government agencies to accomplish that goal.


This is the home website for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. Some 95 percent of all Oregon public employees belong to PERS, including virtually every Oregon AFSCME-represented public worker.

PERS Discussion Group

This is an independent Google discussion group on PERS. Oregon AFSCME provides this link for information only; we do not monitor the discussion group nor can we make any statement as to the veracity of the information available on the site.

Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB)

PEBB is a labor-management board whose purpose is to provide high-quality benefits at a cost affordable to employees and the state. Veteran Oregon AFSCME Staff Representative Diane Lovell is also a longtime union representative on the PEBB Board of Directors. PEBB designs, contracts and administers medical, dental, life, accident, disability and long-term care insurance, and flexible spending accounts for state employees and their dependents. The board also offers healthcare insurance options for retirees not yet eligible for Medicare and individuals in other participating groups. PEBB's total membership is approximately 127,000 individuals.

Union Label Department

Do you want to buy union products whenever possible, but aren't always sure what they are? The Union Label and Service Trades Department of the AFL-CIO was founded in 1909 to promote the products and services produced in America by union members — especially those products and services identified by a union label, shop card, store card and service button.

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