Oregon Education Association
The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is the largest public education employees' union in the U.S. state of Oregon, representing more than 46,000 teachers and classified personnel. It has local affiliates in each of the state's 199 public school districts, and 8 community colleges. It is the state affiliate of the National Education Association.
OEA was incorporated in 1927 as a non-profit educational organization, nearly four decades before Oregon enacted the Teacher-Board Consultation Law, one of the first collective bargaining laws for teachers in the United States. It continues to include public educational policy and professional development programs in addition to activities more commonly associated with organized labor.
The OEA has been a very active player in Oregon ballot measures, both in support and in opposition. One of the OEA's primary strategies has been to cripple the ability of Bill Sizemore to effectively function as a ballot initiative activist. See Bill Sizemore and the Oregon Education Association.
Ballot measures OEA has opposed
|Year||Type||Initiative Title||Subject Matter||Description||OEA donations to opposition campaign|
|2006||CI||Oregon Rainy Day Amendment||TABOR||Limit new growth in state government spending||$723,743|
|2006||CI||Judicial election by district||Judicial selection||Elect Oregon Supreme Court justices by district||$50,000|
|2000||CI||Measure 92||Paycheck protection||Prohibit using public resources to collect money for political campaigns||-|
|2000||CI||Measure 98||Paycheck protection||Prohibit using public resources to collect money for political campaigns||-|
|1998||CI||Measure 59||Paycheck protection||Prohibit using public resources to collect money for political campaigns||-|
Ballot measures OEA has supported
|Year||Type||Initiative Title||Subject Matter||Description||OEA donations to campaign|
|2007||LR||Oregon Ballot Measure 49||Property rights||Overturns most provisions of Measure 37||$25,000|