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 annual labor of love has become a highlight of the union calendar at holiday season.
The annual event has been going since 1985.
The union volunteer group coordinates with caseworkers at the Gresham Branch of the Oregon Department of Human Services.
For 19 years, journalist Steven Greenhouse wrote about labor for the New York Times. His new book looks at labor’s rise, decline and possible rebirth. Labor Press reporter Don McIntosh interviewed him by phone.
The Halloween-themed event raised money from pledges and a silent auction.
“A lot of folks came out dreaming bigger,” says teachers union volunteer Marj Hogan.
The RX Abuse Leadership Initiative of Oregon launched Oct. 1 at the Northeast Portland union hall shared by Bricklayers Local 1 and Cement Masons Local 555.
Non-profit Tillamook Anglers hosted the 27th Annual Fishing Day for Kids with Disabilities.
The money was raised in a 50/50 drawing the union held at its annual picnic at Blue Lake Park last month.
At the invitation of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners, over 200 political, community, business, and labor leaders assembled at Pioneer Courthouse Square Aug. 14 to oppose violence at political demonstrations.