Apollo Alliance honors Bob Baugh

Bob Baugh, former secretary-treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO and current executive director of the national AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council, received the Apollo Alliance’s Right Stuff Award at its annual dinner last month in San Francisco. The award honors outstanding individuals whose work exemplifies the group’s mission to catalyze the new clean energy economy.

“Bob has had a life-long commitment to labor and the environment and has never believed in the false choice between jobs and the environment,” the Apollo Alliance said in presenting the award.

Baugh was honored along with Chandra Brown, president of United Streetcar of Clackamas, which produced the first American-made streetcar in 58 years. Workers there are members of Iron Workers Shopmen’s Local 516 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48.

“I was shocked and honored when I heard,” Brown told the Portland Business Journal. “I think the Apollo Alliance is a great organization. They’re doing a lot for the economy and job creation.”

The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community groups working to create a clean energy program that will put millions of Americans to work in high-quality, green-collar jobs.

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