Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Oregon Building Trades Council celebrates 75th anniversary

The Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council celebrated its 75th anniversary with a gala banquet Aug. 21 at the Oregon Convention Center in...

GOP debate — business as usual

What a contrast: Bernie, and a pack of tone-deaf GOP candidates

State AFL-CIO scores Washington lawmakers

Four SW Washington Democrats get 100 percent, but a Centralia Republican leads the anti-labor pack

Two weeks in Alabama

OSEA members say volunteering in the Deep South brings home how precious union rights are

Introducing Laborers Local 737

Laborers Locals 296, 320, and 121 merge to make Local 737

New business manager at Sheet Metal Local 16: Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson succeeds John Candioto, who resigned

ATI locks out steelworkers in Albany and around the country

Final offer would slash health benefits and end pension for new hires

Oregon’s Central Labor Councils convert to chapters of state AFL-CIO

The restructuring comes with new staff support for local labor activity.

Workers threaten strike at Longview paper mill

Kapstone, the mill’s new owner, imposed its final offer Aug. 10.

Airport contractor refuses to bargain with Machinists

ABM would rather pay lawyers to delay the inevitable.

Rally to save postal service celebrates Postal Heritage Day

July 26 was the 240th anniversary of the U.S. Postal Service.

Washington BCTC endorses Vancouver Energy Terminal

If built, the crude oil export terminal would be constructed union.

IBEW member injured at race track ‘pays it forward’ with motorcycle giveaway

The fundraiser will benefit IBEW Injured Workers Fund and other charities.

Union movement helps workers become citizens

The national AFL-CIO is funding citizenship clinics in Oregon.

Alliance for Retired Americans scores Congress for votes taken in 2014

The union retirees group gave Northwest senators a perfect score

Janus Youth Programs employees vote to join AFSCME

Many workers at the non-profit earn barely above minimum wage.

AFSCME, state of Oregon reach tentative agreement

Cost-of-living raises total 5 percent over two years.

Trans-Pacific Partnership talks stall

To further TPP, Obama administration lets Malaysia off the hook for human trafficking

IAM helps combat ALS

The president of Machinists Lodge 63 takes the ice bucket challenge.

At Siemens, solidarity got the goods

A group of NW medical imaging techs got a first union contract with big gains.

New leadership at Ironworkers Local 29

Longtime business manager Kevin Jensen retired and is succeeded by Joe Bowers