Cure for Clackamas County ballot box blunders: Vote out the county clerk

Well before the latest fiasco, AFSCME member Catherine McMullen had concerns about Clackamas County elections.

Oregon primary election results

Oregon labor notched mostly wins in the 2022 primary election, particularly in the races that were the highest priority.

Oregon primary early results

Oregon unions looked celebrate a night of electoral victories when this issue went to press May 17, election night. 

Senators to CEO Schultz: Stop your union-busting

Starbucks’ boss says only nonunion stores will get raises. Lawmakers called him out for his attempts to dissuade unionizing.

From warehouse to White house

Workers organizing at Amazon, Starbucks, REI, Seattle game maker Paizo, and the animation studio Titmouse recently visited the President.

Washington State Labor Council ranks lawmakers

The Washington State Labor Council has awarded state lawmakers scored for their votes in the 2022 session.

One-time union steward runs for governor

John Sweeney, 82, is a former union officer with Laborers Local 483 and is running for Oregon governor in the Democratic primary.

A Union Guide to Oregon’s May 2022 primary

Oregon voters have a lot of choices. This is a guide to which candidates want—and deserve—the support of union members and working people.

Labor unions drop Kurt Schrader and back Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Oregon's biggest and most politically active unions appear to be throwing their support behind a progressive challenger.

Unions split over Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council, but most are backing her challenger Vadim Mozyrsky

Half the unions that backed Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council four years ago are now endorsing her challenger, Vadim Mozyrsky.

Crowded race for Congress in Oregon’s newest district

Two of the nine candidates running for Oregon's new Sixth Congressional District have union endorsements, and two others have union ties.

Overcoming PERS rancor, Tina Kotek snags all but one union endorsement

In the Oregon governor's race, those unions that have endorsed in the Democratic primary are lining up in support of Tina Kotek.

Oregon Republican primary for governor draws union foes

Of 19 GOP candidates for Oregon governor, a few have history with unions—stark opposition, or membership, but none have union endorsements.

Labor backs JVP, Meieran for Multnomah County Chair

In the race for the top Multnomah County elected seat, all eyes are on the most visible crisis facing the county: homelessness.

A Union steward goes to City Hall

SEIU Local 503 member Micki Varney says serving as a steward was good preparation for her public service as a Salem City Councilor.

Labor joins effort to recall Clackamas County commissioner Mark Shull

Unions are backing Shull's recall for disparaging remarks about Muslims and immigrants, likening vaccine mandates to the Holocaust and more.

Val Hoyle vies to carry on DeFazio’s labor legacy

Union leaders winced when they learned a labor champion was leaving Congress. Now a candidate with strong labor ties looks to succeed him.

Building Trades Council backs Hardesty challenger Vadim Mozyrsky

The council, which represents 27 construction union locals and about 20,000 Portland-area union members, voted on the endorsement Feb. 22.

Unions backing Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair

Delegates to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council voted to endorse Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair at their Feb. 28 meeting.

Several unions now favor McLeod-Skinner in challenge to Kurt Schrader

Since 2020, redistricting has made Oregon's 5th Congressional District more favorable terrain for progressives.