THE YEAR OF COVID

Mar 3, 2021

March 11 will mark a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The pandemic hit the local union movement highly unevenly.

A message from the president

Mar 3, 2021

With Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama voting on a union this month, Joe Biden speaks out: Unions built the middle class, not Wall Street.

Bill Belanger, 1942-2021

Mar 3, 2021

A former apprenticeship coordinator, president, and business agent of Bricklayers Local 1, he remained active in the union to the end.

Burton David White, 1930-2021

Mar 3, 2021

After a decade and a half at Oregon and California nurses unions, he spent most of his career mediating and arbitrating labor disagreements.

Bill Miller, Jr., 1948-2021

Mar 3, 2021

Miller was business manager of Portland-based IBEW Local 125 when the Enron scandal robbed PGE lineman of retirement savings.

Strikes disappear again in 2020

Feb 19, 2021

It looks like the 2018-2019 strike surge was a blip, not the start of a new trend. Last year there were just 8 strikes of over 1,000 workers.

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