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 pilot project will provide child care stipends to low-income single parents who want to enroll in pre-apprenticeship programs.
Apprentice Patrick Montgomery spent two weeks helping erect a suspension bridge so people and animals could cross the river during rainy season.
Top award at the well-attended event went to Keith Edwards, retired business manager of IBEW Local 48.
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.