Fire Fighters Local 43

Portland City Council approves new agreement with Fire Fighters Local 43

The contract covers almost 700 firefighters. In addition to regular cost of living adjustments, it increases pay 4.5% over four years.

Look for the union Rose Festival entries

Unions are once again taking part in Portland's annual Rose Festival parades. Here’s a list of who to look for.

For a Portland fire fighter, pipe dreams now reality

Backed by their union, Portland fire fighters debuted a pipe and drums troupe that has now played played dozens of engagements.

Portland auditor examines Fire Bureau, again

Fire Fighters Local 43 says the audit is narrow in focus, uses four-year-old data and ignores progress that has been made since then.

Unions backing Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair

Delegates to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council voted to endorse Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair at their Feb. 28 meeting.

New leadership at Portland Firefighters

Hazmat specialist Isaac McLennan won election after incumbent Alan Ferschweiler left to work for the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council.

Oh, the outrage! City Auditor investigates Portland firefighters washing their cars

On Jan. 6, Fire Chief Sara Boone declared on-the-job car washing to be unlawful, and ordered firefighters to cease and desist. 

Karl Koenig succeeds Bob Livingston at Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

The election of officers took place at the union's 30th biannual convention in Bend.

Merkley labor liaison retires

Former firefighter union leader Ed Hall has been Merkley’s point person with labor for seven years.

Unions promote home fire safety at hockey game

Plumbers 290 and Fire Fighters Local 43 tied 0-0 tie at the annual “Broom Ball” Winterhawks match.

Plumbers Local 290 defend ‘broomball’ title from Fire Fighters

The event promotes residential fire sprinkler systems as a life-saver.