Employment. Labor market.
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.
Officers of construction and industrial unions turned out Oct. 24 to support a controversial coal export terminal proposed for a former industrial site in Longview.
The state’s largest public works project of recent years will employ over 500 building trades workers by the time it’s complete in 2020.
Daimler’s Portland truck plant set a new record this summer: Fewest manufacturing jobs ever. The plant, which entered the 21st century with about 3,000 production workers, today has 570. That’s after the most recent round
Only U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has publicly supported the project.
Mike McLain credits building trades unions for a tax law change that led to data center construction in the high plains.