What is AFSCME Oregon?


Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents over 33,000 workers in every corner of Oregon. Most of our members are public employees who work for the State of Oregon or an Oregon city, county, or special district. We also represent some private-sector employees — most of them employed by nonprofit agencies that provide some form of public service. 

Our strength comes from workers employed by the State of Oregon, more than 25 different counties, 39 cities, special public services districts, workers at the Oregon Health & Science University and private, non-profit employers. Being a member means you have voting rights in union matters, determine how dues are spent, provide input on bargaining and contracts, and so much more.

How Oregon AFSCME Works 

Oregon AFSCME is one of the largest, move active unions in Oregon. We are member-driven. Every member has a vote in the election of their local union officers and board members as well as ratification of contracts. Members also decide on policies, activities, and dues. 

The union is governed by a statewide Executive Board. The Executive Board is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s biennial convention. The full Executive Board meets quarterly. A 17-member sub-group, the Executive Committee is comprised of the union’s top elected officers and meets monthly.