Some Portland Oregon Area Local members, officers and stewards were attending training and conferences in Las Vegas during the tragic shooting event that occurred on October 1st, 2017. All members, officers and stewards of the Portland Oregon Area Local have checked in and are safe. Our thoughts are with all those who are impacted by this tragic event.
09/19/2017 – This week, the U.S. Senate is working on their newest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA, is gaining steam, and Senators are hoping to bring it to a vote by September 30. This bill, like other repeal attempts, is riddled with catastrophic measures, including:
- Dropping an estimated 32 million people from their coverage;
- Ending Medicaid expansion, currently covering 11 million low-income adults;
- Ending federal protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
This is just the tip of the iceberg – there are many other detrimental provisions of this bill. We need to take this seriously and fight back once again. Please join your union brothers and sisters from around the country in urging your Senator to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Affordable Care Act repeal bill.
The APWU is committed to fighting so that all Americans have access to the highest quality and most cost-effective health care services, regardless of their employment, income, or health care status.
There is much work still to be done, but millions of Americans, including our friends, families, and communities rely on the ACA. While we must continue to work towards affordable and quality health care as a right for all, any attempt to repeal ACA takes us in the wrong direction. We have to hold the line.
Call 1-888-865-8089 TODAY to urge your Senator to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy Affordable Care Act repeal bill!
It is with great sadness that we must notify our Members that Marie Clark has passed away. Marie has been an asset and important part of our union family for many decades. Marie was the Local office secretary for years and a driving force in the local auxiliary.
Service/Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on September 13 at 11:00 am.
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
25 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217
Darrell Strobel‘s WAKE Saturday August 26 from 1-5pm.
15505 SE 18th Circle Vancouver WA 98683
Darrell was a hippie at heart. Let your inner hippie join the celebration- tye dye shirts, Birkenstocks, whatever.
If it’s hot, bring a swimsuit . Darrell loved the pool.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we give notice of the passing of Past Portland Oregon Area Local President Darrell Strobel. Darrell was a wonderful and dedicated Union brother and we will miss him greatly.