Employment. Labor market.
If approved, the $75 million bond would be the first new bond passed for the college since 1974.
A loss in state education funding could spell layoffs next year for more than a hundred union members who work at Portland Public Schools.
Building trades officials say City of Portland managers want to bypass a union-backed agreement that provides more opportunities for women and minority construction workers.
The dispatch center will close April 11, impacting members of IBEW Local 89.
If approved by voters, it would be the largest construction construction bond issue in Oregon history.
Keep Washington Competitive, a business-labor coalition that supports energy infrastructure projects, arranged a tour of IBEW training center for elected leaders.
91 workers will lose their jobs in the closure.
The National Labor Relations Board ordered the US Postal Service to stop privatizing union members’ work.
147 Machinists-represented workers will be terminated, though many may end up being hired by the new contractor.
The 300,000-square-foot urban office development is expected to be completed in late 2017.