IBEW Local 48 member uses Heimlich to save life of colleague

Kim Gilliam's quick reaction came two weeks after an EC company first aid training.

Architects honor Local 290 member David Roberts

American Institute of Architects honors the work on a Eugene swimming pool boiler.

John Endicott retires as business manager of UA Local 290

Endicott, 58, has been Local 290 business manager since March 2002.

Rich Ahearn, NLRB regional director, retires

Ahearn's replacement is Ronald Hooks, from the NLRB's Memphis office.

Lee Hunsaker, former Machinists rep, 1923-2011

Lee Hunsaker, a former business representative and 69-year member of the Machinists Union, died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. He was 88. Lee G. Hunsaker...

IBEW organizer appointed to convention center board

Bob Carroll succeeds Ed Barnes on the Vancouver Public Facilities District board of directors.

At UNITE HERE, gay rights leader bridges two movements

Gay civil rights leader Cleve Jones was a star guest April 20 at the kickoff of the newly-chartered Oregon chapter of Pride At Work.

AFSCME 189 elects Hussey president

Debbie Hussey, a union steward at Portland’s 911 call center, outpolled fellow state board member Carol Justice.

Kitzhaber taps Shepard for labor adviser

Duke Shepard has been Oregon AFL-CIO political director since January 2006.

Portlander Veda Shook rises to top job in flight attendants union

At 43, she’s one of America’s youngest national union leaders.

Washington State Labor Council leaders pass the baton

Rick Bender and Al Link pass the mantle to Jeff Johnson and Lynne Dodson.

Single mom, former waitress to lead SEIU Local 503

Fourteen years ago, Heather Conroy was waiting tables in Northwest Portland. On Nov. 12, she’ll take the reins of Oregon’s second-largest union. Conroy won election in a three-way race, and will succeed Leslie Frane as executive director of 45,000-member SEIU Local 503.

Construction union icon Shiprack retires after 25 years

Bob Shiprack, an icon of Oregon construction unions, retired Oct. 1 as executive secretary of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council. Shiprack said he likely will do consulting work, primarily on clean energy and solar, but has no plans to run for elected office or to lobby.

CWA member retires after 44 years in printing trades

Bonnie Kelsch, a member of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, retired Sept. 16 after 44 years in the printing trades. Her retirement was celebrated with a reception at Oregon Catholic Press, where she has worked the last 21 years.

Union electrician runs for Oregon House

In suburban South Salem, career union electrician Claudia Kyle is making an energetic run for state representative. Kyle, a Democrat, is challenging two-term incumbent Republican Kevin Cameron, owner of a 12-location restaurant chain, Cafe Today. Kyle is a licensed electrician and a 31-year member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Talented staffers keep Northwest Labor Press humming

Over the last 110 years the Labor Press has had many staffers.

Lobbyist for Labor

Decades defending workers at the Oregon Legislature have earned Mary Botkin an outsized reputation