U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is looking for a new labor liaison.
Former firefighter union leader Ed Hall, who’s been Merkley’s point person communicating with organized labor for the last seven years, retired May 3.
Hall, 60, previously retired as a firefighter in 2009 after 32 years at fire departments in Salem, Corvallis, and Portland. In Portland, he was vice president and political director of Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43. Working for Merkley, Hall served as the principal point of contact for labor organizations on labor and workforce policy, infrastructure, and other issues.
Until a new labor liaison is hired, Merkley’s state director Jessica Stevens will serve as a point of contact for labor organizations.