Monthly Archives: May, 2020

Oregon 2020 primary election results

It was a moderately successful election night for Oregon labor, with a narrow win for secretary of state, a significant loss in Clackamas County, and nine new pro-union candidates winning Democratic legislative primaries.

Universal preschool drive seeks signatures

Signature gathering will begin soon on a union-backed ballot initiative to offer free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County.

When are elected officials going to get serious? Unions condemn the continued mask shortage

Remember the proverb about the kingdom that was lost for the want of a horseshoe nail? Today, America is in crisis over the want of a 60-cent mask.

Teamsters strike Hood River Distillers

The producer of Pendleton Whisky, Aviation Gin, Jose Cuervo tequila, and Monarch spirits overrode union objections and imposed its own terms.

Building Trades offers national medical screening program for nuclear weapons construction workers

Thousands of construction workers unwittingly put themselves at risk as they worked on sites involved in nuclear weapons research or production.

Voting during a pandemic couldn’t be easier, or more important

Oregon labor came together last September to demand accountability for betrayals, and to recommit to changing the culture within the Democratic Party.

Mask-wearing supporters call on Congress to rescue USPS

The COVID-19 crisis has caused a 30% drop in mail volume. The Postmaster General says USPS will run out of money by September. 

Mondelēz pays $33,493 to settle grievance over outsourcing Machinists work

The settlement ends a two-year battle over subcontracting work on a Portland bakery production line that makes Ritz crackers.

Masonry workers working COVID safe

BAC Local 1 held a video contest showing how masonry workers are finding ways to work COVID-safe—like a hydraulic arm lifting concrete blocks in place.