Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
DeGraw talked about her ideas for City Council.
Fish talked about battling Uber, his history as a New York labor lawyer, his relationships with labor, and much much more.
Democratic Party of Oregon’s Labor Caucus drew 160 to a four-hour event educating Democrats about labor.
Tired of waiting for politicians to deliver? With help from Oregon Labor Candidate School, union members are running for office themselves.
The council also made candidate endorsements for three counties and Metro.
Two years ago, almost no one wanted to run against the powerful Republican Congressman. This year, half a dozen Democrats are competing for the nomination. UFCW is getting behind a former union maritime worker.
Two first-time candidates got the local’s endorsement: Susheela Jayapal for Multnomah County District 2 and Jennifer McGuirk for Multnomah County Auditor.
NOLC, which covers Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Columbia counties, will vote on other local endorsements at its Feb. 26 meeting.
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.