Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
Painters and Machinists leaders came to town to support politicians pledging job creation.
Change to Win and Demos teamed up to consider how government can raise workplace standards.
National AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, on a Aug. 23-24 visit to Portland, rallied local union activists to stay politically active despite disappointments, and to help elect John Kitzhaber as governor of Oregon.
Local unions hope to get some of their own elected in Oregon’s May 19 special election, which fills low-profile non-partisan positions like school boards and port commissions. AFSCME member Scott Bailey, regional economist for Southwest