Unions are about family, community, and workers looking out for one another. In the Building Community section, we report on union volunteer work, charitable activity, and outreach in the community.
Boeing Machinists are delivering Christmas trees — for a $20 suggested donation — to raise funds for gifts for teenage foster kids in the Gresham area.
Beneficiaries include the AFL-CIO’s DAD’s Day (Dollars Against Diabetes) and children’s charities Holly Ridge Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The 21st annual toy drive is for families of unemployed union members and those facing temporary hardships.
The 6th annual Poker Tournament raised $10,000.
Six Oregon nurses join 300 other union members for a two-week stint in the hurricane’s wake. Here’s what they saw.
Westmoreland Union Manor celebrated its 50th anniversary with a grand re-opening after a $45 million remodel.
A record 274 attended the 33rd annual Labor Roundtable of Southwest Washington awards banquet.
At Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, a crowd estimated at 12,000 turned out for a picnic sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.
The fundraiser brought in over $10,000 for Labor’s Community Service Agency and Sunrise for Children.
Every year on Labor Day, union members come together to celebrate family and community. Here are this year’s events.