Decision point for Multnomah County

At a moment of crisis, two competitive races will decide the direction of Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous. 

A Union Guide to Oregon’s May 2024 primary

This ballot guide lists candidates who have at least one labor organization endorsing them — and who have opponents on the ballot.

UFCW files crop of ballot measures

The grocery union wants repeal of self-service gas, union neutrality at cannabis businesses, and legislative and hospital reforms.

Election results: Mostly wins for labor-backed candidates in SW Washington

The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council saw three of its four endorsed candidates win in Washington’s Nov. 7 election.

Holvey trounces UFCW recall effort

Local 555’s campaign to recall Eugene state representative Paul Holvey was rejected by 89.97% of voters Oct. 3.

Union Voter Guide to the SW Washington Election

Washington's Nov. 7 general election covers local races for school board, city council, and special districts.

Teamster’s daughter

Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Oregon’s lone Republican Congresswoman, is courting organized labor.

UFCW Local 555 takes aim at a top Oregon Democrat

Longtime labor legislator Paul Holvey faces an Oct. 3 recall election in House District 8 in Eugene.

UFCW lines up possible reform initiatives

Proposed measures could tighten ethics rules, bar secret caucus meetings, and institute public campaign finance.

Labor legislator Paul Holvey faces recall backed by UFCW Local 555

The effort comes after Holvey stymied UFCW's priority legislation, a bill to require cannabis companies to sign labor peace agreements.

On the school board, a staunch unionist

They’re volunteer positions, but it matters who serves on school boards, says UO professor Gordon Lafer, an incumbent at Eugene’s 4J district.

Catching up with Christina

Worker-side labor attorney Christina Stephenson, Oregon’s next labor commissioner, describes her priorities for the job when she takes office next month.


During the 2022 election season, union backing was the decisive factor in hard-fought competitions like the race for Oregon governor. 

For union-backed campaigns, mostly wins

Communicating with members, turning out volunteers, contributing to campaigns ... labor organizations had a real impact on election night.

Union Guide to the 2022 General Election

This ballot guide lists candidates who have at least one labor organization endorsing them and who have opponents on the ballot.

Labor makes all-out push for Kotek

As House speaker for nine years, Democratic candidate for governor Tina Kotek delivered landmark union-backed legislation year after year.

Unions back recall of Coos Bay hospital board

Decisions to close a psychiatric ward and hire a CEO previously convicted of fraud sparked community outrage.

Labor’s chance to send a nurse to Salem

Filling Betsy Johnson’s former seat with a solid unionist would be a big win for labor advocates in Oregon.

A Union Guide to Washington’s August 2022 primary

This union-focused ballot guide for Southwest Washington keeps it simple: It only lists candidates who have at least one union endorsement.

County ballot measure would provide lawyers to tenants facing eviction

Tenants rights advocates are petitioning for a Multnomah County initiative to provide free legal representation for tenants facing eviction.