Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.
The new award, for school support workers, is the result of an OSEA-backed bill passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2019.
Several union figures were among the 76 individuals recently appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to state board and commissions.
Josh Hall was president of United Steelworkers Local 7150. Now he’ll help dislocated union workers get unemployment and other benefits.
Will Layng is leaving as executive director to return to SEIU, where he formerly worked as organizing director at Local 49.
Electrician Wayne Chow, lobbying for the building trades in Salem, knows the difference a union makes, having suffered wage theft first hand.
A Portland building trades union member is a contestant on Season Two of CBS’ hit prime time reality show Tough as Nails.
The council is responsible for large electric generating facilities, transmission lines, gas pipelines, and radioactive waste disposal sites.
Ellen Ino, a tenacious union volunteer and political campaigner, retired recently after decades of service to the labor movement.
Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 member Chris West competes in stock car races nearly every weekend throughout the summer.
Sarah Laslett joins ONA after 17 years as a labor educator. Her priorities will be organizing, empowering stewards, and bargaining for the common good.