Employment. Labor market.
Two bills signed March 24 will extend unemployment benefits to Oregonians still looking for work.
Plumbers and Fitters Local 290 has opened its training center to students from the Tigard-Tualatin School District.
Oregon AFL-CIO sponsored a March 7 “Jobs Rally” on the Oregon Capitol steps
Most of those let go were members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555.
A Workers’ Rights Board panel recommended the U.S. Postal Service hire more letter carriers and clerks.
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust is investing $22 million to construct a building adjacent to Coquille Valley Hospital.
The Constructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship Program held a graduation ceremony for 13 trainees Dec. 2 at the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute. Constructing Hope, a faith-based non-profit, recruits ex-offenders, minorities, and low-income residents for free training to build skills and knowledge of the construction industry.
Portland Public Schools may ask district voters in May to approve $548 million in bonds to upgrade school buildings. Work would begin summer 2011 if voters approve the bond issue.
Portland-based Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co. will lay off 55 workers — members of Machinists Lodge 1005 — starting Dec. 17. Employment peaked at 134 bargaining unit members this year. The workers average $14 to $15 per hour, plus benefits.
Earlier this year, the U.S. postmaster general proposed eliminating mail delivery on Saturdays, but so far, Congress isn’t going along with it.