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Supporters will make another attempt to approve endorsement at the February 24 meeting.
For now, Governor Kate Brown has ended the tradition of having two labor reps on the board.
Voter turnout in the primary was low, with only 20.3% of registered voters casting ballots.
Voters will elect board members for the City of Vancouver, Clark County, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools.
Up to 56 newly unionized workers will be laid off.
Portland City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to close community recreation centers and lay off about 50 front line staff like lifeguards and swimming instructors.
A lawsuit says the Multnomah County Board broke the law when it fired and replaced all the citizen volunteers on an advisory committee.
The levy would maintain emergency response services and personnel.
Commissioner Loretta Smith was the lone vote against a contract with AMR, opposed by Teamsters, that eliminates a method of limiting workload.
In the May primary, Local 189 backed Andrea Valderrama for that seat, but she placed fourth in a six-candidate field.