Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
The $185 million measure would not increase the tax rate, because it is a renewal of an expiring bond.
Every year, the Oregon AFL-CIO advocates in the state legislature on behalf of workers — and reports on which lawmakers are friends where it counts.
Before addressing delegates, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sat down with the Labor Press.
Lawmakers passed landmark labor laws, but dropped the ball on tax fairness and housing.
The Executive Board didn’t take any action on the request.
Passage of two big bonds is good news for local building trades unions
Most of the endorsements are for school boards and school bond measures.
Starting in 2020, the system will match small donors so candidates can focus on regular voters, not big donors.
Labor will push for transportation funding and family leave and fair workweek laws, while grappling with a $1.7 billion budget shortfall.
Voters passed sick leave, raised minimum wage, taxed the rich, and said no to right-to-work.