AFT Takes Over Oregon Health Care Local Following Alleged Constitutional Violations

Daily Labor Report, July 8, 2009 The American Federation of Teachers July 7 removed the top officers and put its affiliate Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals under a temporary administratorship, an AFT spokesman told BNA July 8. The international took over the 3,000-member union's functions and finances through a “protective order” to prevent the erosion of members' bargaining status, contractual protections, and democratic rights, according to a union statement. This is only the fourth time in its 93-year history that the AFT has placed a local under a temporary administratorship, the union said. ... AFT