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Our Union

The Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) is a labor union that represents 20,000 educational employees working in Oregon school districts, community colleges, education service districts, Head Start agencies, libraries and park and recreation districts. As one of the largest labor unions in Oregon, and with the second largest membership of educational staff, OSEA is a recognized leader within the state’s labor and education community.

Assistance

Every OSEA chapter receives assistance with contract negotiations, contract enforcement, grievance representation, organizing members around issues of concern and communications.

Training & resources

OSEA provides resources for members in the areas of professional development, leadership training, steward and building employee representative training, and union building.

Political involvement

At every level, from local elections to statewide programs, OSEA promotes and protects the interests of members through education, political action and lobbying at the state Capitol.

Community

OSEA members are public and private employees, but they are also community members who care about their neighbors, schools, state and nation. It is for this reason that OSEA feels like so much more than a union, it is like family.

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Members

Members work in school districts, community colleges, education service districts, Head Start agencies, libraries and park and recreation districts.

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Chapters

Some unions refer to their local units of members as locals; however, OSEA uses the term chapters and represents over 140 chapters throughout Oregon.

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Zones

Zones represent anywhere from 10 to 30 chapters. Seven zone directors are elected by members of each zone to serve on the Board of Directors.

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Board of Directors

The OSEA Board of Directors is an elected group of committed individuals who volunteer to work hard representing OSEA members at the state level.