Politics
Knocking on Doors with Working America

Knocking on Doors with Working America

AFL-CIO's electoral ground game in Oregon relies on the patient legwork of door-to-door discussions…

Worker advocate Kyle Allen runs for Hillsboro City Council

The Working America field operations director is a graduate of the Oregon Labor Candidate School…

A labor union look at the ballot in Washington

WSLC wants a pro-worker majority to retake the state senate…

SW Washington Labor Council backs Clark County charter change

Amendment would add two members to County Commission, cut its pay, and allow initiatives…

Fund schools, not tests: Portland teachers sponsor family fun in Pioneer Square

Teachers unions are throwing a party with free pumpkins, face-painting … and standardized tests. …

Workers Rights
Federal judge orders employer to hire seven union painters

Federal judge orders employer to hire seven union painters

Edwards Painting violated federal labor law 18 separate ways.…

At an upscale Pearl District apartment project, a union blows the whistle on wage theft

At an upscale Pearl District apartment project, a union blows the whistle on wage theft

General contractor Lorentz Bruun pays $85,000 to settle DOL case against woman-owned paint subcontractor…

Shipyard workers picket smoking ban

Shipyard workers picket smoking ban

Shipyard workers at six Vigor worksites protest imposition of smoking ban without consulting union…

Collective Bargaining

Grievance settled: AFSCME members will write parking tickets in Portland Parks

Rangers, represented by Laborers Local 483, agree they shouldn't do parking enforcement…

Union Organizing

UNITE HERE victory at airport

A group of concessions workers at the Portland airport will now be union members…

Jobs

Southwest Washington students get taste of construction careers

About 1,200 high school students took part in the construction job fair…

To break into Portland’s residential market, electricians union offers incentives

Plus5PDX warranties union electrical work for an additional five years…

People

Lobbyist Mary Botkin to leave Oregon AFSCME after 31 years

Botkin plans to begin a practice as a contract lobbyist in Salem.…

Comment

Good jobs don’t just appear. It’s time to stop blaming the unemployed

Speaker John Boehner showed how out of touch he is with comments on unemployment…