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So you want to join a union? 

You’ve come to the right place! Oregon’s labor movement is ready to help you stand together with your coworkers and form a union.

You’ve already taken the most important step toward forming a union in your workplace.  By choosing to form a union, you and your coworkers recognize the value of your work and the importance of standing together to have a voice on the job. Workers are stronger when we stand together, and forming a union empowers you and your coworkers to stand up for better pay, safe working conditions, and benefits like a secure retirement.  Through a union you can fight retaliation, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and more in your workplace. It’s simple: Forming a union ensures a fair return on your work along with the dignity and respect on the job we all deserve. 


Take the next step: Tell us about yourself and your job and we’ll connect you with a union organizer who can support you and your coworkers in forming a union: 

Who We Are

The Oregon AFL-CIO represents over 300,000 working Oregonians and nearly 300 affiliated local unions.  Our members are nurses, firefighters, educators, school employees, grocery workers, construction workers, steelworkers, and many more.  

We fight everyday to improve the lives of all working people in Oregon. We're dedicated to ensuring the labor movement is as inclusive and accessible as possible to every worker in Oregon who wants to form a union.

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