Michael D. Smith, 1953-2021

Aug 11, 2021

A business representative of Sheet Metal Workers Local 16, he was involved in the lengthy CleanPak strike that began in 1998.

Clarence Noon, 1939-2021

Mar 17, 2021

Noon was a business rep for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 55 and later Council 5.

Bill Belanger, 1942-2021

Mar 3, 2021

A former apprenticeship coordinator, president, and business agent of Bricklayers Local 1, he remained active in the union to the end.

Burton David White, 1930-2021

Mar 3, 2021

After a decade and a half at Oregon and California nurses unions, he spent most of his career mediating and arbitrating labor disagreements.

Bill Miller, Jr., 1948-2021

Mar 3, 2021

Miller was business manager of Portland-based IBEW Local 125 when the Enron scandal robbed PGE lineman of retirement savings.

John Sweeney, 1934-2021

Feb 17, 2021

Former national AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, who led an era of transformative change in America’s labor movement, died Feb. 1 at age 86.

Anne Feeney, 1951-2021

Feb 17, 2021

One of labor’s best-loved folk singer-songwriters, who performed on countless strike picket lines, died Feb. 3 of COVID-19.

Wally Feist, 1949-2020

Dec 30, 2020

A former financial secretary-treasurer and briefly president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, he worked at TriMet from 1977 to 2011.

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