Image: Oregon firefighters protested Knute Buehler’s proposed cuts to their retirements outside the final gubernatorial debate at KGW News on 10/9/18 After spending millions of dollars, Knute Buehler, Phil Knight, and Priority Oregon learned an important lesson: Oregonians stand with teachers, firefighters and other public employees. The bottom line is that candidates who tried to … Read More
Knute Buehler says that his first order of business if elected governor is to slash teacher benefits and salaries. He has said he would refuse to pass an education budget and will hold students hostage until he gets deep cuts to teacher compensation. That’s just not right. Oregon teachers work hard for our students every … Read More
A survey of Oregon likely voters show they reject Knute Buehler’s cuts to PERS to fund education by a margin of 2-1. They also overwhelmingly reject cutting retirement benefits to pay the state’s pension obligation. Download the polling memo with more information.
Greg Clouser, a corrections corporal in Hermiston, Oregon, shared how important a secure retirement is for him and his family. “So why risk our families, our health and our lives? Because traditionally this has been a secure job with consistent pay and secure benefits. We knew that if we came to work and did our … Read More