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TRADESWOMEN ORGANIZED FOR OUTREACH, LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT (T.O.O.L.S.)

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OTI’s membership driven, TOOLS program fosters leadership and activism skills for tradeswomen and empowers them to advocate for quality, safe, and equitable workplaces and communities.

Advocacy Initiatives

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. helps support its members and allies through organized campaigns aimed at promoting fair and equitable hiring practices, and ensuring a healthy and positive workplace environment for tradeswomen.

Measures and Legislation

With the 2014 General Election coming on November 4, OTI has been taking a hard look at some of the issues that will be on this ballot. We are very proud to have taken official stances on two critical issues. OTI hopes that our stance and information on these critical ballot measures will help you be informed and help you make a decision when it is time to vote.

YES for Safe Roads – Measure 88

This ballot measure will help keep our communities safe by reducing the number of uninsured and untested drivers on Oregon roads. It creates a limited purpose and limited duration driver card only for qualified applicants living and working in Oregon. In order to receive a driver card they must meet the following requirements:

Seniors, veterans, and immigrant families and workers are among thousands of Oregonians who need this option to be able to get to places like work and school. For more information, please visit:  www.voteyeson88.com

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NO on Top Two Primary – Measure 90

Measure 90 would allow the top two finishers in a primary to advance to the General Election. This would be regardless of party affiliation and would be similar to measures already passed in California and Washington. Both of these states have run into issues with this system. Below are some concerns about passing this measure:

Even though this ballot measure sounds appealing, it will create many issues in our communities. We want to encourage more people to get involved in the political process, and not less.

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You can access the League of Women Voters Guide for additional information about Oregon Ballot Measures.

Tradeswomen Leadership Institute

The Tradeswomen Leadership Institute is an annual event put on by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. in collaboration with the Labor Education Research Center at the University of Oregon to facilitate leadership development, advocacy skills, and unity among all women (union, open shop, self-employed and otherwise) working in the building, construction, mechanical and utility trades.

Participants of the Tradeswomen Leadership Institute learn how to be more effective leaders in their workplaces, unions, companies and communities while building relationships with and gaining vital support from a community of women who share similar experiences working in the trades. Participants can look forward to more in-depth workshops, more networking opportunities and more time to discuss the issues that are important to you!

Learn about the 2014 Tradeswomen Leadership Institute

3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #101  |  Portland, Oregon 97212  |   phone: 503.335.8200  |  fax: 503.249.0445

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