Amanda Fritz

Exit interview: Amanda Fritz

Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse and member of Oregon Nurses Association, talks about her 12 years at Portland City Council.

To counter big-money politics, Portland City Council votes for public campaign finance

Starting in 2020, the system will match small donors so candidates can focus on regular voters, not big donors.

Portland City Council looks at public campaign finance system to magnify the voice of small donors

Backed by unions and community groups, Commissioner Amanda Fritz hopes to pass it by the end of the year.

Sick leave mandate causes concern among building trades unions

Union leaders say it could get tricky in a high-wage, short-term industry like construction

Sick leave ordinance gets first hearing at Portland City Council

In four hours of public comment, sentiment runs 3 to 1 in favor of a sick leave ordinance

Sick leave ordinance goes before Portland City Council

Commissioner Fritz takes lead on workers rights advance that would impact 2 in 5 Portland workers.

Laborers get an audience with City authorities

Laborers Local 483 went before Portland City Council Nov. 16 … and got about the usual response.

Labor Council hosts first mayoral debate

Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO, hosted the first joint appearance of the 2012 Portland mayor campaign.