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.
Fourteen members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 spent a morning weeding, bark dusting, and doing general cleanup on the grounds.
Volunteers from Roofers Local 49 and Laborers Local 737 teamed with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to construct a shooting sports complex.
The project was a joint venture with United Nurses Association of California in honor of National Nurses Week.
This year’s event raised $9,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
About 2,500 kids ages 5 to 14 got to keep two fish, and every child got a Zebco rod and reel.
Malbin died in October at the age of 68, but the labor law conference he began 22 years ago continues under the leadership of labor lawyer John Bishop and his law partner Noah Barish.
Staffed by union volunteers, a Franz Bakery truck served free grilled cheese sandwiches at O’Bryant Square in downtown Portland.
Younger members of Machinists Local Lodge 63 step up big in East Multnomah County.
Some 350 kids and 200 parents got a hot meal, a visit with Santa Claus, gifts, and groceries.
For 77 years, unions affiliated with the Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties Labor Chapter have hosted a free holiday party for children and their parents and grandparents.