Employment. Labor market.
The closure impacts roughly 700 members of four unions, and comes amid concerns that workers can’t all maintain six feet distance.
The $800 million project near Klamath Falls would enable storage of solar and wind energy and would be union-built.
The Oregon Department of State Lands denied the company’s request for an extension and indicated the permit would likely be denied. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to make a final determination on the project next month.
A U.S. Postal Service pilot project called “Consolidated Casing” was supposed to speed up mail carriers and decrease the number of routes.
Raimore Construction will be the general contractor on the $60 million construction portion of the Division Transit Project, which will be the largest construction contract awarded to a minority contractor in Oregon history.
The hotel opened Dec. 19– on budget, and ahead of schedule.
Bricklayers Local 1 warned Mortenson that there’d be problems with non-union contractor.
A new factory in Mexico, and a decline in local bottle orders, are factors in idling a furnace.
South Korea-based container carrier SM Lines will get a state subsidy to ship to Portland. A longshore union slowdown has been blamed for shippers pulling out, but other factors increasingly make container shipping to Portland a challenge.
A combination electrician, iron worker and finish carpenter, elevator constructors are highly-paid specialists among building trades workers.