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.
The Portland event, organized by Labor’s Community Service Agency, is expanding to Southern Oregon to help families devastated by wildfires.
The pandemic is impacting union holiday traditions. The Grotto and Elsinore events are cancelled, but ironworkers will hold a drive-up event.
The agency has given 700 families $125,000 in assistance through its Helping Hands Temporary Hardship Program since COVID-19 hit the region.
Oregon labor organizations have been working to connect members to resources.
Some union locals are experiencing 100% unemployment but the food boxes are available to anyone in need, union or not.
Paddy’s, Produce Row, Cadillac and three others owned by Portland restaurateur Josh Johnston are offering a discount to patrons who show their union card.
Labor’s Community Service Agency was among 4 non-profits helped by a live funderaiser on KGW-TV July 18 to help Oregon residents hit hardest by COVID-19.
For parents who want in to the building trades, finding childcare has been a hurdle. Now a Labor’s Community Service Agency program is making a difference.
As over a third of family child care providers have closed the last seven years, there’s demand for a childcare system that serves working class families.
Nearly two dozen local labor groups are taking part in efforts to collect and distribute food to workers impacted by layoffs.