PAT is known around the state and country for being a strong and powerful union. Part of what makes this possible is the strength of our committees within the union. Our committees give members a way to be involved based on their own interests. Most of our committees are open to all members. We want you to get involved. Your voice will make a difference. RSVP for any PAT Committee Meeting here.
The committees listed below are open to any PAT member wishing to participate. Our committees meet monthly and virtually on Zoom, usually in the late afternoon or early evening. Committee meeting dates and start times are available on our calendar.
The Instructional and Professional Development Committee meets with PPS leadership monthly to advocate for better district-wide programs for all PAT members. Upcoming Meeting: 4:30pm, Wednesday, September 23rd.
The Legislative Committee works to support local legislation, elected leaders, and candidates for elected office who share our values, so that educators can influence our government to recognize the needs of our students and our profession. Upcoming Meeting: 5:00pm, Thursday, October 1st.
The Membership Committee offers workshops to help PAT members with issues such as student loan forgiveness, retirement planning, and interview skills for the transfer process. It also plans member activities such as the annual PAT “Party in the Park” and Retiree Reception. Upcoming Meeting: 4:00pm, Thursday, October 1st.
The Racial Equity Committee is comprised of educators of color whose goal is to build organizational capacity within PAT to honor, acknowledge, and center the lived experiences and stories of educators, with students of color, within our union and inside PPS. Upcoming Meeting: 4:30pm, Wednesday, September 30th.
Social Justice and Community Outreach Committee members strengthen ties with other labor and community organizations and conduct open forums on topics like Special Education, Immigration Rights and Climate Justice. Upcoming Meeting: 4:30pm, Wednesday, September 30th.
The Substitute Teacher Committee discusses best practice for substitute teachers and supports the bargaining team. Their work, along with our collective efforts, helped PAT win the strongest Substitute Teacher contract in Oregon. Upcoming Meeting: 4:30pm, Wednesday, September 23rd.
Please visit our Committees Page to learn more about all our committees and their work.