Washington County

Washington County picks AMR, dumps nonunion ambulance firm

County commissioners voted Feb. 21 to end a decades-long relationship with MetroWest and go with American Medical Response starting July 1.

Labor-backed Hartmeier-Prigg wins run-off for Beaverton council

Hartmeier-Prigg was backed by NW Oregon Labor Council, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and Tualatin Fire Fighters Local 1660.

Labor gets behind Hartmeier-Prigg for Beaverton City Council

Ballots are due by Tuesday, Sept. 21. 

Labor Council endorses Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District local option levy

The levy would maintain emergency response services and personnel.

Worker advocate Kyle Allen runs for Hillsboro City Council

The Working America field operations director is a graduate of the Oregon Labor Candidate School

Ambulance contractor fires union supporters

MetroWest Ambulance, which has a contract with Washington County, has begun firing union supporters.

Labor leaders attend Obama Intel visit

A dozen plus Oregon labor leaders attended President Barack Obama’s Feb. 18 “winning the future” speech at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro.