This month, the SEIU 503 retiree sub local hosted an event to mark the anniversary of the 1987 Rolling Strike. The strike was so effective and so strategic that the state immediately outlawed the tactic. But the showdown with the state helped public employees win big, and it propelled our union into the position of power that we hold today.
Watch the video here:
Download media clips from 1987. This “From The Archives” document includes clips from The Willamette Week and The Statesman Journal, as well as the original strike flyer and a letter from the then-Executive Director Alice Dale. Click here to download.
See some photos from the event here: