Profiles. Individual honors, successes, remembrances.
In a career that spanned mines, mills, railroad carrier, oil fields, and an assembly line, his support for the union once nearly got him killed.
Barnes is the first union official to receive the Community Foundation’s exemplary citizenship award.
Washington’s top union leader, retiring soon, talks candidly about the highs and lows of his 40 years in the labor movement.
The award is presented annually to a Clark County resident who has modeled exemplary citizenship.
Lansing retired Dec. 2 after a lifetime of involvement in the labor movement.
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 office manager Cheri Rice is retiring after 20 years; succeeding her is Jill Lukens. Both have long connections to local unionism.
Robert Camarillo, the new leader of Oregon’s construction unions, is a 41-year-old first generation American with the heart of an organizer.
Jennifer Dorning is the first woman to hold the post at the coalition of 24 national unions in professional, technical, and other highly skilled occupations.
Long-time Labor Notes leader Mark Brenner will focus on teaching, while UCLA sociologist Lina Stepick will serve labor as a researcher.