Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
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.
The mailers try to trick voters into writing in the names of candidates who aren’t running … to drain support from union-backed candidates who are.
AFT national president Randi Weingarten praised the governor for preserving health care for low-income Oregonians.
With Carolyn Long running a strong campaign against incumbent Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler, it could be an interesting election year for Southwest Washington.
In the next three weeks, Oregonians will vote on whether to give giant grocery companies a special immunity from taxes, while Washingtonians will vote on whether to make the state a national clean energy leader.
All over Oregon, unions are backing scores of political candidates in competitive races. And occasionally unions split on who to back.
Northwest Labor Press senior staff reporter Don McIntosh spoke with Oregon Governor Kate Brown about some of the issues that matter most to working people. Here’s what she said.
Rachel Prusak, Mike Ellison, and Christy Inskip are just three of the Oregon union members who are making first-time runs for office this year.