About Us

AFSCME Local 189 official logoThe American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members.

AFSCME Local 189 represents approximately 800 Union members in the Portland-Metropolitan area. We represent AFSCME members in the City of Portland, City of Cornelius (General Unit & Fire) and the Bureau of Communications 911 (BOEC). Each operate under separate collective bargaining agreements with their respective jurisdictions. AFSCME Local 189 joins with over 100 AFSCME locals across Oregon – representing nearly 25,000 public employees – known as Oregon AFSCME Council 75.

AFSCME Local 189 is a member of the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). The DCTU bargains collectively with seven other Unions representing over 1,600 public employees in the City of Portland. The other DCTU unions include IBEW Local 48, Operating Engineers 701, Laborers Local 483, Plumbers Local 290, Machinists Lodge 1005 and Painters District 10.

Mission Statement

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 189, a community of union brothers and sisters, continuously seeks a better way to build respect and trust for our family by protecting member’s rights through collective bargaining, enforcing the contract and the development of strong political, community and labor based relations.

Through the effective mobilizing of our members, we seek to maintain open communication and accountability.