Patty Falkenstein

Region 07: NW Oregon • Clatsop, Tillamook, Washington & Yamhill Counties

Greetings union sisters and brothers!
My name is Patty Falkenstein and I am running for the board of directors for our union. Being on the board means the ability to represent my fellow union members and weigh in on matters that concern all of us. Integrity and honesty are in my opinion hallmarks of true leadership, and I strive to practice both in my professional and personal life. Being engaged and active in our union for the last few years has been a challenge and a labor of love.
I attend union actions, political rallies, and meet with candidates to move forward a more inclusive agenda for home care workers. I serve as the secretary/treasurer of Home Care Council, as bargaining team Co-Chair, CAPE delegate, Co-chair of the 503 steward’s committee, member of the Lavender and Indigenous Caucuses, and member of Oregon Women Labor Leaders. I sit on two community/state boards to advocate for emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations.
I have a passion for communication with experience in group facilitation. Serving as a Board director I hope to lend my voice to call for a better Oregon for all. I encourage everyone to get active in our union because TOGETHER WE RISE!
Thank you for your consideration.