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We are excited to announce that our campaign to organize a union is the home stretch!

At long last, it's time for us to sign union cards! Signing a card is how you vote "yes" to forming a union.

 Join us for rally on the Mac Hall Lawn at noon on June 7th to tell OHSU to close the research gap!

Just a quick request -- we need your help in supporting fellow Researchers who have received layoff notices at OHSU!

As you may have seen, Research Workers United has created a petition to address unexpected issues surrounding the recent (and much-deserved) pay increase.

OHSU Researchers United

Contact us at [email protected]

Did you know Research Workers United has vitual office hours?

It's true!  You can drop in from 7:00 to 7:30 every 3rd Wednesday to ask questions and learn more about our union campaign and how you can get involved.  Just use QR code on the accompanying image to navigate to our standing Zoom call.  We look forward to meeting you!

Please join us for our first in-person town hall event! 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our union and get your questions answered. We will have a panel including researchers on the organizing committee, and union members of AFSCME Local 328 and the Graduate Researcher Union.

Stick around after the town hall and talk with a member of the organizing committee – we will be there until 1:30pm.

Pizza will be provided!

Can't make it in person? You can view the event live on-line via Webex.

OHSU Researchers United stands in solidarity with our colleagues at the University of California who joined other academic workers at UC who went on strike on November 14th and are calling for better pay and benefits. UC research workers unionized and negotiated their first contract in 2019, forming one of the first academic research workers in the country.

Feeling the winter blues?  Want to meet some of your coworkers? Interested in learning more about the campaign to build a researchers union at OHSU? Why not join us for a union happy hour?

These events will be a great opportunity to share some collegiality and learn more about what it means to form a union, how it's going, and how you might be able to help!  For your convenience, we have two events coming up in December--one in Portland and one in Beaverton. See below for details!