Building our communities

Annual labor awards

The Northwest Oregon Labor Council honored eight individuals at its 24th Annual Labor Appreciation Dinner.

Raising funds for kids with cancer

A union-sponsored St. Patrick’s Day party will net over $25,000 for Children’s Cancer Association this year once expenses are tallied.

Doing it for ourselves

A union pilot project called Crew Bunny connects underemployed film crew members to do odd jobs, for each other.

Bringing veterans to the trades

Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council made a sizable contribution to Helmets to Hardhats, which connects veterans to the union trades.

LCSA: 200 bags of toys

ILWU Local 8 took top honors this time for gathering the most toys in LCSA's annual Presents From Partners holiday gift drive.

Longview-Kelso Building Trades Council breaks record: Two tons

Volunteers from two dozen SW Washington labor groups donated two tons of ham to a nonprofit that assists low income families in Cowlitz County

Tradeswomen build nations

It was the largest gathering of its kind. At Women Build Nations, 3,900 attendees paraded down the streets of the nation’s capital.

First responders deliver winter coats and Thanksgiving meals

Fire Fighters Local 452 provided winter coats to nearly 700 children and fed around 100 people this holiday season.

Local 48 Rosies head to Honolulu

IBEW Local 48’s Sisters in Solidarity group traveled to Honolulu to take part in a National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony.

Fundraiser for film crews recovering from the strike

A rummage sale will feature items used in local TV and movie productions, plus original art and crafts made by crews.

Unions launch 2023 toy drive

Labor’s Community Service Agency has launched its 2023 toy drive competition, and this year it’s expanding the number of contestants.

A balloon hat? Or a balloon sword?

About 2,000 union members and their families came out to the Labor Day picnic held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds this year.

Local 483 raising funds for gravely injured city worker

A City of Portland maintenance worker was impaled by a metal bar at work. His union has launched a fundraiser to support him as he recovers.

Longview/Kelso Building Trades awards scholarships

The award supports the children or grandchildren of union members in unions that are affiliated with the building trades council.

Oregon Building Trades offers college scholarships

Two $1,000 scholarships are available to dependents of union members whose locals are affiliated with the council. Applications due Sept. 18.

Harleys. Poker. Must be Machinists lodge 63.

Machinists Lodge 63’s annual motorcycle poker run, known as the Chuck Drake Memorial Guide Dog Dash, raises money for Guide Dogs of America.

A day at the fair with Vancouver firefighters

Local 452's Memory Makers program is in its 21st year. It gives medically fragile children and their families an outing to the county fair.

NW Oregon Labor Council Annual Labor Awards

Over a dozen union members were honored for outstanding contributions to labor and the community June 3 at an annual appreciation dinner.

Recruiting out in the community

R&B. Barbecue. And a chance at a family wage. The Community Pulse Series is meant to recruit people of color to the trades.

PCUN fundraiser for farmworkers killed in crash

Eleven farmworkers were heading home in a passenger van when a semi slammed into the van, killing seven of them and injuring the other four.