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.
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.
The Clark County chapter of the National Korean War Veterans Association got an anonymous $5,000 donation for a “Wall of Remembrance” in Washington, D.C.
Eryn Byram’s job is to help union members in need. She’s never been busier, between holding meetings for hundreds of laid-off workers and getting them aid.
More than 200 members are out of work at Keller Auditorium, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Rose Garden Arena, Memorial Coliseum, and elsewhere.
Hospitals and home health care workers are facing a shortage of masks, and are calling for donations.
The union training center donated its supply of N-95 protective masks to front-line health care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council and local unions contributed $5,585 worth of hams for Lower Columbia CAP Meals on Wheels.
Five unions competed for bragging rights in the annual Presents from Partners Toy Challenge.