He’s baaaack

Bill Sizemore, who was the Oregon union movement's foremost arch-nemesis in the 1990s, is running for governor again.

Casey Kulla enters labor commissioner race

The first-term Yamhill County Commissioner became the second labor ally to throw his hat in the ring for Oregon labor commissioner.

Unionist appointed to the state house

Travis Nelson, Oregon Nurses Association vice president, is Oregon’s newest lawmaker, filling Tina Kotek’s House District 44.

Union ally announces run for Oregon Labor Commissioner

Civil rights attorney Christina Stephenson is running for Oregon Labor Commissioner. That likely comes as a relief to Oregon labor leaders.  

UFCW Local 555 backs Kristof for governor

Kristof is seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 2022 primary, and the endorsement by 29,000-member UFCW is his most important so far. 

A union guide to the 2021 general election for Southwest Washington

Washington’s 2021 general election determines who leads city councils and school districts. Ballots are mailed Oct. 15 and are due Nov. 2.

Labor-backed Hartmeier-Prigg wins run-off for Beaverton council

Hartmeier-Prigg was backed by NW Oregon Labor Council, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and Tualatin Fire Fighters Local 1660.

Labor gets behind Hartmeier-Prigg for Beaverton City Council

Ballots are due by Tuesday, Sept. 21. 

Washington State Labor Council releases state lawmaker ratings 

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.

A union guide to the 2021 primary election for Southwest Washington

Washington’s 2021 primary helps determine city councils and school districts. Ballots are mailed July 16 and must be postmarked by Aug. 3.

Oregon labor’s May 18 ballot scorecard

In Oregon's May 2021 election, unions and labor councils got active in races for school boards, and won nearly three in four.

A union guide to Oregon’s May 2021 special election

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.

Union leader vies to succeed state rep Diego Hernandez

Kaiser Permanente nurse Adrienne Enghouse, former president of OFNHP, is one of three candidates being considered for the vacancy.

Labor prepares 2021 state legislative agendas

The union movement will be pushing fairly modest proposals when state legislatures meet in Salem and Olympia in 2021.

UFCW forms PAC to push for COVID-19 workers comp

Local 555 has put $190,100 into a new political action committee that's educating union members about their rights and running online ads.

Platforms show parties increasingly divided on unions

The GOP, particularly at the national level, has become explicitly anti-union. Meanwhile, Democrats are returning to more pro-union stances.

A union guide to the 2020 general election

Labor organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington are supporting over 100 candidates and ballot measure campaigns.

Don’t fall for fearmongering. Our ballots are more secure than ever.

The mail-in voting system in Oregon and Washington is a model for other states.

A union guide to Oregon’s May 19 primary election

It's a busy ballot, and often local labor unions didn't agree on who to back. But there's no more comprehensive guide to which candidates want—and deserve—the support of union members and working people.

Southwest Washington Labor Council endorsements for the Aug. 6 primary

Voters will elect board members for the City of Vancouver, Clark County, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools.