Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
The union movement will be pushing fairly modest proposals when state legislatures meet in Salem and Olympia in 2021.
Local 555 has put $190,100 into a new political action committee that’s educating union members about their rights and running online ads.
The GOP, particularly at the national level, has become explicitly anti-union. Meanwhile, Democrats are returning to more pro-union stances.
Labor organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington are supporting over 100 candidates and ballot measure campaigns.
The mail-in voting system in Oregon and Washington is a model for other states.
It’s a busy ballot, and often local labor unions didn’t agree on who to back. But there’s no more comprehensive guide to which candidates want—and deserve—the support of union members and working people.
Voters will elect board members for the City of Vancouver, Clark County, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools.
Oregon’s nonpartisan school board and special district elections tend to have very low turnout — as low as 34 percent. That means even more than usual, union voters can make a difference.
Lafer, a professor at UO’s Labor Education and Research Center, will campaign for Eugene School Board.
Around the nation and in Oregon and Washington, union political efforts bore fruit on election night.