Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers

Paper giant improves its offer after nine-day strike

Graphic Packaging workers had gone without general raises since their previous contract ended Feb. 28, 2020.

Greg Pallesen elected president of AWPPW

An autonomous division of the Carpenters, AWPPW represents 4,500 pulp and paper mill workers.

Laid-off Oregon union millwright goes to D.C.

Steve Phillips of AWPPW – Rep. DeFazio’s guest at State of the Union – didn’t like what he heard.

Workers threaten strike at Longview paper mill

Kapstone, the mill’s new owner, imposed its final offer Aug. 10.

John C. Wagoner, 1946 -2014

The Camas native was active in AWPPW, and lobbied in Olympia for fellow mill workers

Unions see results in 2013 legislative session

Lawmakers barred public union-busting, closed prevailing wage loophole, funded infrastructure

At Obama fundraiser, union millworkers protest trade policy

As NAFTA-style treaties proliferate, AWPPW has lost thousands of members to mill closures.

Don Willner, 1926-2012

Willner, lawmaker and union attorney, worked with Cesar Chavez and represented Oregonian strikers.

If you don’t like it, says boss, move to Australia!

A Dyno Nobel manager drops in on a union organizing meeting to see who showed up.

Book depicts mid-century millworkers at Crown Zellerbach

A new limited edition book tells stories of unionism, strikes, and dangerous working conditions at Crown Zellerbach in West Linn.