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2011 BU Chair Leadership Day & CE Workshops

On Thursday, September 22 Julie Shuff, RN, Chair, E&GW Cabinet welcomed over 90 participants including bargaining unit chairs, co-chairs, students, members of the ONA board of directors, staff and general members to the Annual Bargaining Unit Chair Leadership Day and CE Workshops at the Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove. The day started with BU Chairs reporting on happenings within their facilities, gaining and sharing knowledge from each other on motivating factors, barriers and successes.

A keynote presentation, "The Fight of Our Lives: Defending the Public Sector" was given by Bob Bussel, Director and Associate Professor, LERC and Tom Chamberlain, President AFL-CIO Oregon. Other presentations that were applauded: Chris O’ Neill, RN spoke on the "Anti-Union Ballot Measures, and Innovation in Action" and Paul Goldberg's "ONA OFNHP the Public Sector" talked of how labor unions can mutually work together. ONA Directors Susan King and Sue Davidson presented "A Nursing Network: ONA’s Message, Influence and Outcomes" and Susan King updated leaders on the Oregon Health Transformation Plan. Finally, Government House Representative Peter Buckley spoke in defense of Oregon’s unemployed.

Three CE Workshops were presented by ONA staff, and raffle drawings occurred throughout the day. This year’s leadership day was unique as new chairs were introduced and upcoming leaders participated for the first time at the annual labor education day. Evaluations were very positive - "the best yet” and everyone agreed it was a time of learning, fun, and sharing knowledge with colleagues and leaders from around the state.  

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