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.
A record 477 motorcycle riders took part in the ninth annual “Unions For Kids Poker Run and Chili Cook-off” June 11.
Oregon and Clark County residents donated 1,388,904 pounds of food at the 19th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.
Supporters filled a Portland Hilton ballroom May 14 to celebrate and remember.
Faith traditions have something to say about labor.
The inaugural Salmon Fishing Derby sponsored by Machinists District W24 raised $11,500 for Guide Dogs of America.
US Bancorp has a contract with Oregon to make unemployment and child support available through ATMs.
Union members collected $15,995 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the 22nd annual Labor Bowl Challenge.
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust is investing $22 million to construct a building adjacent to Coquille Valley Hospital.
The event promotes residential fire sprinkler systems as a life-saver.
Nine children’s charities were presented with the proceeds of this year’s 20th annual Business Union and Labor Leaders Charity Golf Tournament. A total of $300,000 was distributed to local charities that benefit children needing long-term chronic care, short-term respite, and end-of-life care. Since its inception in 1990, the BULL session has raised over $4 million.