Employment. Labor market.
The Newberg mill used to be where Oregon sent its recycled paper. Now it’s being scrapped. And its $28/hour union jobs won’t be coming back.
There’s so much work right now for members of IBEW Local 48 that the union is offering a bounty for qualified electricians who sign on.
A county-wide, publicly financed fiber-to-the-premises network would cost $966 million, and residents support the idea by more than 2-1.
Two local ballot measures could make the difference between jobs and joblessness for thousands of workers.
Multnomah County Library workers are mourning last month’s cut of 128 positions as a major blow to one of the nation’s top library systems.
The four-year, $324.5 million project both set and met goals for the participation of women and minority workers and contractors.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called it one of the most complex and ambitious development projects the City has ever taken on.
After weeks of organized public outcry and behind-the-scenes union lobbying, Multnomah County Library averted most layoffs announced in July.
The $51 million 43,000-square-foot complex will feature a 550-seat performance venue, an art gallery, meeting rooms, and a showcase plaza.
Portland City Council is scheduled to vote Sept. 23 on an agreement that will ensure years of employment for union construction trades workers and enhanced opportunities in construction for women and minorities.