Together we rise

An new mural at the Oregon AFL-CIO headquarters is the work of a talented Local 1094 sign painter, Bob Hansen.

Middle schoolers ready to strike

“Newsies” is loosely based on the real-life story of a 1899 strike by child newspaper hawkers in New York City.

Outstanding Performances: SAG-AFTRA announces nominees for the 2024 SAG Awards

This year’s gala might get record viewership: It will stream live on Netflix, and it comes after last year's historic SAG-AFTRA strike.

Ralph Fasanella painted the power of the union

Portland author Anne Broyles discovered the late labor artist and was inspired to write a new children’s book.

Labor Day picnics

The first Monday of September is labor’s holiday, celebrated by union members, families, and allies. Here's a local list of union picnics.


It was a blast. Members of International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 23 celebrated July 29 at Oxbow Regional Park.


Machinists District Lodge W24 at its annual awards banquet June 17 honored nearly 125 members for their years of service as union members.

Look for the union Rose Festival entries

Unions are once again taking part in Portland's annual Rose Festival parades. Here’s a list of who to look for.

RECIPE FOR HEALTH: Cook your own food

A Portland-based chef educator leads a cooking class for Local 290’s retirees wellness program. She says healthy eating starts with tastiness.


Interviews with 12 local construction tradeswomen reveals, no surprise: They want the same chance to succeed.

Carl Gibson does it again

Machinists Lodge 63 member Carl Gibson will be representing Boeing at a national truck driving competition Aug. 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio.

Sisterhood is powerful

Construction tradeswomen are forming groups in their unions for mutual support, and to grow their ranks in the industry.

Fast food union gets James Beard award

Burgerville Workers Union won one of the restaurant industry’s highest honors March 29: A James Beard Foundation award.

Labor champions of SW Washington

A second annual Southwest Washington Labor Awards dinner honored individuals and organizations for their service to labor.

Outstanding Performances

Unlike the Oscars, the SAG Awards are just for actors, and they honor not just individual performances but whole casts.

Labor Day picnic will return in 2023—but not at Oaks Park

The Northwest Oregon Labor Council's event, which drew 12,000 in a typical year, went on hiatus during the COVID pandemic.

Celebrating across the Generations

Cement Masons Local 555 and Plasterers Local 82 on Dec. 10 gathered to recognize newly graduated apprentices and longtime members.

To stop harassment, make it inconvenient

Portland-area construction leaders take stock of progress toward more welcoming workplaces over the past two years.

For a Portland fire fighter, pipe dreams now reality

Backed by their union, Portland fire fighters debuted a pipe and drums troupe that has now played played dozens of engagements.

A new hall for Salem’s Teamsters

Members and officers of Teamsters Local 324 gathered Aug. 20 to dedicate their new union hall, named in honor of a longtime leader.