Labor leaders attend Obama Intel visit


More than a dozen Oregon labor leaders attended President Barack Obama’s Feb. 18 “winning the future” speech at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro.

Obama toured Intel’s Ronler Acres campus and met with a handful of middle school and high school math and science students before speaking to some 350 invited guests, which included Intel workers, politicians, and other dignitaries.

Obama focused his remarks primarily on education, but he also talked about new investments, innovation, and American manufacturing.

Among the labor leaders in attendance were Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain; Oregon State Building Trades Council Executive Secretary John Mohlis; Oregon AFSCME Council 75 Executive Director Ken Allen; Northwest Oregon Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Bob Tackett; Plumbers and Fitters Local 290 Business Manager John Endicott; IBEW Local 48 Business Manager Clif Davis; International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 8 President Jeff Smith; Oregon School Employees Association Executive Director Steven Araujo and President Bonnie Luisi; Dave Tischer, business manager of Laborers Local 320; Dick Schwarz, executive director of American Federation of Teachers-Oregon; and Kelly Bach of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council.


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