This promises to be a meaningful time of food, listening, and learning about where PAT has been with racial equity and where we are going. Nichole Watson is an Oregon native, PPS graduate and a former PPS educator. In 2018-2019, Nichole was on full-time release to focus on racial equity in PAT and PPS. She created a more than 200-page report which included personal essays from parents, educators, and union reps from PPS and throughout the state, which was not released by PAT at the time. Nichole is currently the principal of Prescott Elementary School in Parkrose. We will also have an opportunity to hear from our own PAT leaders, as we are currently in bargaining to improve racial equity in our district. Please RSVP by Mon April 24th, so we can order enough food.
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Literary Arts cordially invites you to Verselandia! They’d love to see as many students and educators as possible there! Use this request form to order as many free tickets as you would like for your student group!
All reps should join us Wednesday, May 3rd from 12:30-4:30pm* for updates about PAT's Bargaining Progress, plan for our next actions, and collaboration time with your colleagues and Zone Liaisons.
Every rep at every building should plan to attend. Register today!
The Labor Notes Troublemakers School is coming back to Portland! PAT is co-sponsoring this event 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Saturday, May 6th at McDaniel High School. This is FREE for PAT members! Come learn from other labor activists and members about organizing, representation, direct action, and contract campaigns. PAT will be heavily featured and we look forward to our members coming to learn and teach. Register today.
PAT will be hosting a Retirement/Financial Planning seminar on Monday, May 8 from 4:30-6:00pm, at the PAT office. This seminar is about investment options for educators, and will be led by veteran financial advisor Ed Foster. Topics for this seminar include:
- Brief overview of your PERS/OPSRP plan
- The IAP account and investment options
- How investments work generally
- What happens if (or when) the market goes down
- Setting up a 403b (how and why)
- How much money you need to retire
RSVP here. (A light dinner will be provided.)
(*This retirement seminar is a benefit of PAT membership, and only available for PAT members. Not a member yet? Join here!)
As Union Members, we know that a harm to one is a harm to all. Please see events happening in our educational community below. Show up to show our solidarity and support in your PAT blue or Red for Ed! When our union siblings win, they help set the tone for our wins. Let’s show up and show out! #SolidarityForever
SUPPORT SILVER FALLS EDUCATORS:
- Monday, April 10th, 7pm at Silverton High School, 1456 Pine St, Silverton, OR 97381
SUPPORT WOODBURN EDUCATORS:
- Tuesday, April 11th, 5:15pm at Woodburn School District Office, 1390 Meridian Dr, Woodburn, OR 97071
- Wednesday, April 19th, 5:00pm at Woodburn School District Office, 1390 Meridian Dr, Woodburn, OR 97071
CANBY STUDENTS AND SCHOOL SOLIDARITY AGAINST BOOK BANS:
- Submit Public Comment for April 10th, May 8th, June 12th School Board Meetings
Read on for more details.Read more
The El Rancho Residents' Committee has been fighting for their rights for a year and now several residents have received unfair eviction notices.
This Sunday, March 26th, 2:00-5:00 PM, come hear their stories, join their struggle, and put pressure on the owner to stop the evictions!
El Rancho Mobile Home Park, 7265 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, 97218.
Here is an amazing opportunity to influence state funding for special education!
House Bill 2895 proposes to remove the cap on state funding for special education.
What: Public Hearing on House Bill 2895
When: Monday, March 27th @ 3:00 PM
Where: Capitol Building, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301, Hearing Room D, Salem
If passed, this could be the first time special education has been fully funded in Oregon.
For years, NEA members have advocated together in favor of canceling college debt to help fix the educator shortage. Now, student loans taken out by millions of borrowers are being substantially reduced, forgiven, or even canceled outright due to recent changes in loan forgiveness programs.
However, the fight is not over, and NEA remains committed to helping you take advantage of these opportunities. Join OEA to learn more about how recent changes may impact your student debt, and resources available through your NEA Member Benefits to help you navigate the system.
Register today to reserve your place. Click the image to see our flier.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 29 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Cost: Members $0, free as a benefit of membership. This is a members-only event.