Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.
Oregon AFSCME’s new executive director talks about growing up union, about the threat of a pending Supreme Court case, and about what gives her hope.
Kear helped reform the local Machinists union, and persuaded Daimler not to close its Portland truck plant.
Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. names Kelly Kupcak to succeed Connie Ashbrook. Barbara Byrd retires from UO LERC.
Oregon Working Families Party state director Karly Edwards is leaving to work for the Oregon Nurses Association.
SEIU organizing director Will Layng will lead Portland Jobs With Justice. Martin Taylor returns to lead Oregon Nurses Association.
Oregon governor populates boards with labor figures; D Pei Wu departs Portland JwJ
Tischer, 54, retired Jan. 1 after 19 years as a leader in Locals 320 and 737.
Business agent Geoff Kossak was appointed by the Executive Board to complete Hinsley’s unexpired term as business manager.
She succeeds Vickie Burns, who retired in January.
Journeyman mason Maurice “Mo” Starks, a member of Local 555, was killed in a roll-over car crash on I-405 in Portland.