Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Architects honor Local 290 member David Roberts

American Institute of Architects honors the work on a Eugene swimming pool boiler.

Wisconsin unions in life or death fight to recall Governor Walker

Tens of thousands of Wisconsin public workers have lost collective bargaining rights.

Governor Gregoire brokers end to ILWU-EGT dispute

The settlement appears to avert a clash planned for the arrival of the first ship.

Jobs will again top labor agenda at Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers will push to lessen outsourcing, put trades to work, and divest from Wall Street banks.

Unions start to weigh in on Portland mayor’s race

AFSCME 189, the largest City union, backs Jefferson Smith, while IBEW 48 favors Eileen Brady.

Workers slam planned cuts to Portland roads and parks

Laborers Local 483 members turn out for a protest near Legacy hospital.

AFSCME backs Nolan, Novick for Portland City Council

Local 189 added its name to a list of union locals endorsing Steve Novick and Mary Nolan.

Union numbers are up in Oregon

Nationwide, 11.8% of U.S. workers are in a union, according to the latest BLS data.

Union to TriMet: Cut managers, not drivers

ATU under siege as labor ally Lynn Lehrbach slated for replacement on the board.

Citizens United, two years old, gives rise to a citizens movement

Up to 80 percent of Americans oppose the Supreme Court decision.

Troutdale City Council gets earful from IBEW Local 48 members

The contract for a new police station went to an out-of-state, nonunion electrical contractor.

On economic issues, Bonamici a clear winner

The whole country is watching the Jan. 31 special election in Oregon's Congressional District 1.

Jim Ridderbusch, 1935-2012

The retired member of Operating Engineers Local 701 died Jan. 6 after being hit by a car.

Showdown looms in Longview

Land and water protests are planned for the arrival of the first ship at a new grain terminal.

Shropshire elected business manager of UA Local 290

Shropshire outpolled Lou Christensen, assistant to the business manager, 897 to 655.

John Endicott retires as business manager of UA Local 290

Endicott, 58, has been Local 290 business manager since March 2002.

Clackamas County resolves to hire locally

Commissioners say local family wage jobs will be a priority in future public construction projects

Jodi Guetzloe Parker elected to lead local building trades

The LiUNA 320 member will be among a handful of women nationally to lead a building trades council.

Portland area postal workers rally to save jobs, Saturday delivery

Proposals in Congress would end Saturday delivery and overnight delivery of First-Class mail.

Rich Ahearn, NLRB regional director, retires

Ahearn's replacement is Ronald Hooks, from the NLRB's Memphis office.

New contract: Two-year pay freeze for 1,200 Portland Public Schools support staff

“Our members are just thankful to have jobs,” says union president Belinda Reagan.

Labor’s ‘Presents from Partners’ brightens holidays for hundreds

“Presents from Partners” is an annual holiday party for children of out-of-work union members.