Laurie Wimmer

Laurie Wimmer is executive secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council and longtime union and tax policy advocate.

For clues about our future, look to our past 

Amid widening wage and wealth gaps, it’s little wonder that an ever-growing number of people see labor unions as part of the solution.

Spring-time power building

If every union household turned out for pro-labor candidates in 2024, we would sweep the elections from the top to the bottom of the ballot.

PPS teacher strike: a difficult ballet

The onus for this crisis, which will soon spread, lies squarely with legislators who determine a state budget every two years.

The arc of the labor movement lands in Canby

Our Labor Day Picnic is back, and this time, at a public, not private, property: the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby.

Taking the temperature on our times

There are signs that change is coming. Fully 71% of Americans support unions. And voters see that inequality devastates our communities.