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A quest to find Union Beer

A quest to find Union Beer

It’s not easy to ID union-made beer. There’s no union label, and little accurate, up-to-date info. …

Union Organizing

Basic Rights Oregon unionizes with AFSCME

The gay civil rights group voluntarily recognizes a union for its 15 employees…

Jobs

Building trades lobby in support of ConnectOregon V

Building trades lobby in support of ConnectOregon V

Building trades union members turn out to counter environmental opponents of coal and oil projects…

Union pension funds finance new Portland office building

Union pension funds finance new Portland office building

The nine-story Pearl West project will be LEED Silver rated.…

Ben Franklin would be rolling in his grave

Ben Franklin would be rolling in his grave

The union boycott of Staples is growing, in protest of postal privatization.…

Workers Rights

Eugene passes paid sick leave ordinance

City Council defies unprecedented attempt by Lane County to bar local employment ordinances.…

Unions join renewed push for immigration reform

Unions join renewed push for immigration reform

AFL-CIO calls on Obama to take executive action to allow millions to work legally…

People

Dan Sass ends long career at Machinists Lodge W24

Starting at Lodge 1432 in 1971, Sass rose to become secretary-treasurer of the Oregon Machinists…

Longtime AFSCME rep Rick Henson retires

Henson started as a Carpenter, became head of SEIU Local 49, and returned to serve AFSCME…

SEIU 503 political director Arthur Towers departs after decades of service to labor

Towers helped empower home care workers, raise corporate taxes, and save public services from cuts.…

IBEW attorney Norm Malbin rests his case

Malbin policed an industry, trained hundreds in labor law, and helped members with legal problems…

Lee Duncan retirement sidelines motorcycle poker run for kids

Co-founder Lee Duncan retires from Unions4Kids, and his job at IBEW Local 48 …

Machinists, Metal Trades, DCU have void to fill with Scott Lucy retirement

Lucy has been with the Machinists for 35 years.…

Collective Bargaining

New contract for AFSCME members at Metro

If ratified, 300+ workers will get 2.82% raises, and pay an extra 2% of health insurance…

Green Jobs

Musicians Union hall goes solar

The union hall benefits from a new Oregon pilot program of feed-in tariffs…