Jeff Merkley


Staff changes at OPEIU Local 11, Oregon AFSCME, Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon Building Trades, and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley's office.

Biden: ‘Let’s finish the job’

Three Oregon union members were guests at Joe Biden's 2023 State of the Union address, which featured heckling and off-script engagement.

Major Senate Breakthrough

A greatly scaled down Build Back Better bill will still spur climate jobs, cut drug prices, and limit corporate tax avoidance.

Bill would end tax benefits for union busting

A bill in Congress would end an unintentional tax benefit for corporations that try to stop their employees from unionizing.

Senators to CEO Schultz: Stop your union-busting

Starbucks’ boss says only nonunion stores will get raises. Lawmakers called him out for his attempts to dissuade unionizing.

Daimler: The future of Freightliner is electric

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley got a look at Daimler's new electric trucks on a visit to a Swan Island electric fueling station .

Questions for Senator Merkley

With Democrats now in charge of the Senate, Oregon’s Jeff Merkley could help pass major pro-worker legislation. We spoke by phone Jan. 28.

Jeff Merkley talks COVID-19

The U.S. Senator says even the $2 trillion package Congress just passed won't be enough to deal with the economic implosion.

Merkley, Bonamici want to ban asbestos

The Centers for Disease Control reports that asbestos-related deaths are on the rise.

Time to ban asbestos? Merkley and Bonamici think so

Decades after asbestos insulation was banned, the fibers are still in many legal products in America.

Unions, allies, march for jobs on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Rallies were held simultaneously around the country

Merkley: Time is now to reform Senate filibuster rules

Senators Merkley and Udall say they have the votes to reform the filibuster.

Oregon AFL-CIO gears up for biennial convention

A Sept. 26-28 meeting of the state labor federation will draw some of the state's top political figures.

Congress could vote on Korea, Colombia, Panama deals in July

The NAFTA-style treaties would add to the trade deficit and make outsourcing easier.

Senators to NLRB: Don’t cave to GOP pressure on Boeing

Ten U.S. senators in asking the National Labor Relations Board to ignore political pressure.