Reelin’ In The Years

The state’s biggest teachers union believes in seniority— just not for its own employees.


News Stories
Becky Corkill got laid off May 15.  Corkill, 53, works for the Oregon Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union. She drove from her Klamath Falls home to the OEA’s Portl   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

UPDATED: Union Groups Co-Host Rally But Disagree on Title, Priorities

Oregon State Capitol.

News
Union groups plan to descend on the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, but they can't seem to agree on what to call the rally—or why they're having it.The SEIU 503, which represents state workers, advertises the Presidents Day event as “A Day of Action for Oregon’s Future.” (Fliers for the rally were handed out at an Occupy Portland event Thursday night.)But the Oregon Education Association—which ...   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Breaking The Cycle

Showdown in the OEA’s corral: Lawmakers want to limit teacher comp to money available.


News Stories
School districts across Oregon are preparing to lay off thousands of teachers next fall. Inevitably, those teachers and their supporters    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Your Teacher Is F’d

The Oregon Education Association gave Kitzhaber more than a million bucks, and now he’s giving it pay cuts and pink slips.


Cover Story
Someday soon, Gov. John Kitzhaber will sit across a conference table from Richard Sanders, the little-known man    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nature Conservancy Benefits from Lottery Dollars

Oregon State Capitol.

News
In the ongoing flap over whether the Oregon Legislature will refer certain "fixes" to Measure 76, it's worth noting that the group most concerned about referring those questions to voters—the Nature Conservancy—has a strong interest in preserving the status quo.As WW previously reported, there was strong disagreement last summer about Measure 76 before voters approved that state constitutional ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

No Matter The Election Result, Mark Wiener Will Be a Big Winner Today


News
When the Oregon election results come out tonight, one of the biggest winners will be someone who's not even on the ballot. Mark Wiener, the political consultant of choice for Democrats and those who want to raise taxes, has collected big bucks this election cycle to provide strategy to the following people and organizations: 1) Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber; 2) The ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

No Matter The Election Result, Mark Wiener Will Be a Big Winner Today


News
  When the Oregon election results come out tonight, one of the biggest winners will be someone who’s not even on the ballot. Mark Wiener, the political consultant of choice for Democrats and those who want to raise taxes, has collected big bucks this election cycle to provide strategy to the following people and organizations: 1) Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber; 2) The ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Charter School Parent Files Ethics Complaint


News
There's a new twist in the debate over Senate Bill 767, a measure that would tighten rules around Oregon's charter schools such as the online Oregon Connections Academy based in the Scio district. Today, Anne Marie Gurney, a parent of one of the 2,500 students at that online charter — which faces closure if SB767 passes, filed a complaint (PDF) with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. In ...   More
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Who's Giving In the Tax Measure Battles


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The one part of the Oregon economy that's looking healthy these days is the campaign business. While there are only two measures on the ballot, unions and big business are shelling out like it's 1999 again (or some other year when we were not an economic basket case). Common Cause Oregon has thoughtfully provided data on who's giving to both the proponents of Measures 66 and 67, which would ...   More
 
Monday, January 11, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bradbury and Kitzhaber Battle For Teacher Endorsements (UPDATED with OEA's decision)


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EUGENE — The Oregon Education Association, a heavyweight player in any Democratic primary, decided this afternoon to endorse former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in the Dems' gubernatorial primary this May. The vote was 49,448 for Bradbury and 31,607 for former Gov. John Kitzhaber. The voting formula is a tad complicated but basically boils down to each of the 83 OEA locals getting ...   More
 
Saturday, March 6, 2010 HANK STERN

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