The Oregon Labor Candidate School (OLCS) was created by a coalition of Oregon unions to meet the growing need for labor champions in elected office. Union members want to be out on the field, not just cheering from the sidelines. By providing quality candidate training and support to union members in Oregon, we are leveling the playing field.
Across America labor unions are under attack at the federal, state and local level. Fundamental issues such as collective bargaining rights, access to affordable and quality health care, and retirement security, are being eroded by elected officials. Elected leaders, from the state legislature to local boards, make important decisions which impact union members every day.
Electing labor champions not only benefits union members, it benefits all Oregonians. By electing working people who know our communities, we increase support for pro-worker policies that benefit everyone.