Local 290 apprentices compete in regional contest

Pavel Kovalenko and Michael Kitt took second place.

The future of Glaziers Local 740

Work right now is plentiful, and journeymen earn $38.35 an hour, plus $16.82 an hour for fringe benefits.

West Coast roofers compete

Female apprentice Suzanne Young of Local 49 took first place in 7th annual West Coast Roofers Apprenticeship Competition.

Labor’s future in the age of Trump

Working people must learn from history if they want to rebuild the labor movement and take the country back.

Women in the Trades

Nationally, women have never accounted for more than 3 percent of building trades workers. We asked three women building trades workers to share their stories.

Troublemakers take over Local 290 hall

Over 200 rank-and-file union activists took part in Portland’s third biennial Labor Notes “Troublemakers School.”

Annual contest challenges Bricklayer apprentices

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 held its annual apprenticeship contest April 1 at its training center in Northeast Portland.

Sheet Metal Local 16 apprentices shine at regional contest in Pasco, Washington

Thirty-five apprentices from 11 locals took part in the competition, which had been on hiatus since 2012.

Today’s lesson: Unions matter

Since October, a new union speakers campaign has visited more than a dozen local high school and college classes.

A ‘barn raising’ at Painters & Tapers Training Center

The Portland training center added classrooms, offices, and support space to what was a one-room warehouse.

Unionists waking up to bias

Given the prevalence of unconscious racial preferences, just outlawing racial discrimination isn’t going to be enough.

5 questions for anti-bias trainer Barbara Diamond

The Portland labor attorney says union staff need to confront issues of race, gender, and disability.

IBEW 48: More diverse than it used to be

A new online video by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) calls attention to diversity in Portland-headquartered Local 48. Local 48 was an...

22nd annual Screen Actors Guild awards

The Union Oscars: SAG film and TV awards are chosen by union members, and honor collective work

How the Oscars began as a tool for union-avoidance

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927 to stop film industry unions.

Old Glory rises at IBEW Local 48 union hall

The flag once flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Marcus Mariota’s Heisman Trophy stand at UO is union made

Sheet Metal Local 16 members at Specialty Metal Fab made the elaborate trophy stand at UO.

Summer Institute for Women comes to Portland

This year’s Institute drew 150 attendees, including about 60 from Canada

A union office like something out of Portlandia

A Carpenters union office is the setting for a skit in Portlandia’s Health Care episode

Stories of women in the trades to be presented on stage

The play is based on in-depth interviews with 15 African-American tradeswomen from around the U.S.