The long-time federal mediator grew up union.
Willner, lawmaker and union attorney, worked with Cesar Chavez and represented Oregonian strikers.
The UFCW leader once bargained the highest wage rates in the U.S. poultry industry.
Blake led SEIU Local 49 and was SEIU international vice president until he retired in 1983.
The longshore worker’s song about worker safety is part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection.
Daniel Bonham of Carpenters Local 156 died March 3 after falling in Silver Falls State Park.
The retired member of Operating Engineers Local 701 died Jan. 6 after being hit by a car.
Melvin “Pete” Peterson was president of Bakers Local 364 for 20 years.
Lee Hunsaker, a former business representative and 69-year member of the Machinists Union, died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. He was 88. Lee G. Hunsaker was born March 28, 1923, in Dillon, Mont., to Isaac
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