Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.
Robertson was lauded as a ‘Building Trades champion’ for transforming the South Waterfront and Marquam Hill with union labor.
Gillispie, 69, is retiring after a 43-year career in the union movement working for AFSCME and UFCW Local 555.
A dose of sass — and a sense of when to pick her battles — helped overcome many obstacles in an overwhelmingly white male construction workplace.
Union leaders hoped the board would hire a change agent from outside to take the transit agency in a different direction.
Deirdre Mackey was a program coordinator and financial specialist at American Federation of Teachers-Oregon.
Bader is a longtime member of Portland-based Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local 1.
Brian Rudiger will remain until a successor is appointed.
The longtime recording secretary has missed only two union meetings in over 55 years.
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.