Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.
Bob Bussel did security for Cesar Chavez. He had lunch with the real Norma Rae. And he spent 27 years training generations of labor leaders.
Portland JwJ has a new leader, as does Unite Oregon, and Governor Brown appoints a new batch of labor officials to state advisory boards.
Eighteen months after the Oregon Symphony went silent, Alicia Waite and her fellow members of AFM Local 99 are back making music.
Courtney Newberg found her dream job in a tough, traditionally male construction craft.
With a new general manager at TriMet, an era of antagonism between the transit agency and its union may have come to a close.
Reagan was president of Portland Federation of School Professionals, AFT Local 111, representing 1,400 staff at Portland Public Schools.
Sherman Henry and Lina Stepick leave LERC, ONA’s director departs, and Mayor Wheeler reappoints Willy Myers to Prosper Portland.
In 2009, Joe Crane was working graveyard on the Portland Frito-Lay assembly line. Today he’s national organizing director at a doctors union.
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.