Monthly Archives: October, 2016

How to fly union

Seven airlines account for 80% of miles flown. Want to guess which ones are union?

Union pension fund invests in new urban office campus in NW Portland

The 300,000-square-foot urban office development is expected to be completed in late 2017.

Greg Pallesen elected president of AWPPW

An autonomous division of the Carpenters, AWPPW represents 4,500 pulp and paper mill workers.

Unions champion Longview coal export terminal

Officers of construction and industrial unions turned out Oct. 24 to support a controversial coal export terminal proposed for a former industrial site in Longview.

Fast food union empties out Burgerville – on game night

On the night of the Portland Trail Blazers season opening game, a lively protest targeted a Burgerville three blocks from Moda Center.

Rebuilding Heritage Village with union help

Volunteers fix up homes to prevent evictions in a manufactured home community.

Measure 97: The Game Changer

After decades of legislative failure to solve the state’s revenue problem, union-sponsored Measure 97 will make a better Oregon —by asking giant corporations to pay their fair share. And that could lead to similar efforts around the country.

Five corporate lies (and two truths) about Measure 97 

$18.3 million in mostly out-of-state corporate money buys a lot of ads and spreads a lot of disinformation, doubt and fear about Measure 97. Don’t be fooled.

Could Measure 97 accidentally get Oregon’s roads in order?

The funds are aimed at K-12, health care and seniors, but the courts could decide that $250 million has to go to roads.

Portland City Council passes fair scheduling resolution

The non-binding resolution encourages all Portland employers to review their scheduling practices.

Jeld-Wen workers reject chance to go union

Two-thirds majority for Machinists evaporates after anti-union campaign gets under way.

Kids’ Chance gives scholarships to kids of fatally injured workers

Since its formation three years ago, the program has awarded $64,550 in scholarships.

Oregon Building Trades Council announces endorsements for November election

Constructions unions back Ballot Measure 98 to fund career and technical education in high schools.

Local labor union members are running for public office

In city, county, state and federal races, some have a fighting chance, while others are long shots.

Dennis Richardson is too extreme for Oregon

Richardson has been an outspoken opponent of a working people’s agenda.

A union electrician runs for the Oregon legislature

5 Questions for Oregon House Candidate Ray Lister.

Seattle OPEIU Local 8 leader named director of organizing for international

OPEIU represents 103,000 workers in credit unions, insurance, shipping, utilities, administrative offices and more.

Multnomah County breaks ground on all-union courthouse project

The state’s largest public works project of recent years will employ over 500 building trades workers by the time it’s complete in 2020.

Addiction treatment workers unionize

A lawyer-led anti-union campaign fell flat.

IBEW Local 125’s Marcy Grail named to Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council

She will complete the unexpired term of John Mohlis.

Labor secretary taps Worley for national Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

The committee advises the Secretary of Labor on matters facing the registered apprenticeship system.