Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
As tallied by the AFL-CIO, Southwest Washington has some of the most pro-worker legislators in the state, and some of the most anti-worker.
Washington’s 2021 primary helps determine city councils and school districts. Ballots are mailed July 16 and must be postmarked by Aug. 3.
In Oregon’s May 2021 election, unions and labor councils got active in races for school boards, and won nearly three in four.
Oregon’s May 2021 special election is about who will lead our schools. Ballots will be mailed April 28 and are due back May 18.
Kaiser Permanente nurse Adrienne Enghouse, former president of OFNHP, is one of three candidates being considered for the vacancy.
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.