Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.

A sister to lead the Brotherhood

Dec 4, 2018

The region’s largest construction union, 23,000-member Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, has a new top officer: Evelyn Shapiro. Shapiro, 40, is the first woman ever elected to head a regional council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in the United States.

Northwest Labor Press staff changes

Dec 3, 2018

Northwest Labor Press office manager Cheri Rice is retiring after 20 years; succeeding her is Jill Lukens. Both have long connections to local unionism.

New faculty at LERC

Aug 21, 2018

Long-time Labor Notes leader Mark Brenner will focus on teaching, while UCLA sociologist Lina Stepick will serve labor as a researcher.

Sam Gillispie signs out

May 2, 2018

Gillispie, 69, is retiring after a 43-year career in the union movement working for AFSCME and UFCW Local 555.

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