Politics
A senator for the working class

A senator for the working class

In his first 6-year term, Jeff Merkley has proven to be one of organized labor’s closest allies…

Kitzhaber appoints new round of unionists to state boards

The volunteer boards advise state agencies or oversee state institutions…

Top two, take two: Centrist millionaires put a post-partisan primary before Oregon voters, again

Most unions are mobilizing to oppose Measure 90, but Oregon Working Families Party is for it…

Workers Rights
Fired pro-union PIRG fundraiser takes settlement after devastating crash

Fired pro-union PIRG fundraiser takes settlement after devastating crash

David Neel held out during a lengthy legal battle, but in the end agreed to waive reinstatement…

Unions join women’s groups in new statewide campaign

SEIU, Planned Parenthood, OEA, and others team up to push economic justice agenda for women…

Union Democracy

Carpenters Local 156, formed in a 2011 merger, splits into two

Local 156 is replaced with newly formed Locals 1503 and 271.…

Green Jobs

Labor to join rally to demand action on climate change

The NYC event is expected to be the largest climate change rally ever…

Community

Quilt raffle to benefit Guide Dogs

The group provides service dogs, free of charge, to the blind.…

New program offers scholarships for kids of workers killed, injured on job

The newly formed Oregon group is a chapter of a national organization…

Culture

Stories of women in the trades to be presented on stage

The play is based on in-depth interviews with 15 African-American tradeswomen from around the U.S.…

Comment

The 2014 election is about giving Oregonians a fair shot

A fair shot: higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, paid sick leave, and a…