Green Jobs

Union-label green jobs — in your attic — for no money down

Clean Energy Works Oregon eliminates upfront costs for homeowners and pays workers a living wage.

Laborers sign two home energy contractors

Retrofitters Abacus and Faison commit to being "high road" employers

IBEW 48 union hall gets electric vehicle charging stations

Senator Merkley and U.S. Rep Bonamici came out to unveil 9 electric charging "pumps."

DOL launches ‘green jobs guide for women’ at Oregon Tradeswomen

A DOL publication lists types of green jobs that are available, and the skills needed to get them.

Union money will go into school retrofits in Oregon

‘Cool Schools’ project gets $15 million boost from union funds.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance shooting tour makes first stop in Oregon

The conservation group is recruiting union members who like to hunt, shoot, and fish.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance plans first Oregon clay target shoot

The union-backed national conservation group for union hunters and fishers holds its first Oregon event.

Apollo Alliance merges into BlueGreen

Two labor-environmental coalitions have merged as of July 1. The Apollo Alliance, launched in 2003 as a coalition of environmental, labor, business and community leaders, is now a project of the BlueGreen Alliance.

Union contractor installs solar vehicle charging station in Portland

The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, a solar-powered charging station for electrical vehicles opened June 8 at the Portland Development Commission parking lot. It's the creation of Christenson Electric and EV4 Oregon.

We’ve been green for decades, construction unions tell lawmakers

Green jobs are hot now? Construction unions have been training members to work green for decades.

Apollo Alliance honors Bob Baugh

Bob Baugh, former secretary-treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO and current executive director of the national AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council, received the Apollo Alliance’s Right Stuff Award. The award honors outstanding individuals working to catalyze the new clean energy economy.

Trained home energy workers waiting for jobs

A year into a much-watched Portland pilot project, few union-trained workers have found "green jobs.”