Employment. Labor market.
Georgia-Pacific abruptly closed its Coos Bay lumber mill April 11, permanently laying off 94 members of Machinists Local Lodge W261.
Apprentices demonstrated historical restoration, venetian plastering, stuccoing, and more.
Most of the work on the $94.1 million project was done union, and all parties worked to ensure women and minorities got opportunities on the project.
At Modera Glisan Project, nonunion temps are operating outside elevators instead of skilled Operating Engineers.
The project will employ 120 union members at its peak.
Almost no one knows what they do, but entertainment riggers are the workers that make the spectacle of show business possible.
You might think plasterers would mostly be working in plaster, but today, fireproofing makes up half of Plasterers Local 82’s work.
Is Oregon’s largest transit agency incapable of operating a single shuttle bus? You might think so given a recent TriMet board action.
More paper mill closures ahead? The nation’s second largest paper producer just gobbled up the fifth largest.
The steel framework on the new courthouse is near completion.