Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.
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.
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.