Laborers Local 296

Aida Aranda, 1962-2023

Training center director Aida Aranda, who died Feb. 27, was a proud Laborer and a dedicated advocate for apprenticeship.

Introducing Laborers Local 737

Laborers Locals 296, 320, and 121 merge to make Local 737

Vigor christens new drydock at Portland’s Swan Island shipyard

The 960-foot Chinese-built vessel is the largest floating drydock in North America

Home Forward becomes first local body to guarantee $15-an-hour minimum wage

The wage floor means raises for the 33 least-paid employee at the public housing agency

Jack Roy follows Ken Morgan as head of Laborers Local 296

The 900-member local represents construction and shipyard laborers

Teach a kid to fish …

Union volunteers are a big part of the annual Klineline Kids Fish-In in Vancouver, Washington

Laborers 296 gun raffle nets big cash for union charities

A Remington semi-automatic netted $1,315 each for conservation and hardship aid.

Union-label green jobs — in your attic — for no money down

Clean Energy Works Oregon eliminates upfront costs for homeowners and pays workers a living wage.

BrucePac’s immigrant workforce says no to union

Three years after a union campaign began at BrucePac, vote is more than 3-to-1 against unionizing

Laborers sign two home energy contractors

Retrofitters Abacus and Faison commit to being "high road" employers

Fired BrucePac workers reinstated

BrucePac, a Willamette Valley cooked meat processor, has offered reinstatement and back pay to three of the 17 union supporters it fired in June 2009.

Fired BrucePac workers reinstated

BrucePac has offered reinstatement and back pay to three of the 17 union supporters it fired in June 2009.

Oregon’s Worker Freedom Act survives court challenge

Oregon’s Worker Freedom Act has survived its first court challenge. In a May 6 ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman dismissed a lawsuit...

NLRB rules BrucePac firings broke federal labor law

BrucePac broke labor law when it fired workers for supporting a union campaign, says a federal judge.

Laborers union campaign at BrucePac becomes test case

By DON McINTOSH, Associate Editor Two business groups, Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have chosen a union campaign at...

BrucePac faces NLRB charges in mass firing of pro-union workers

Cooked meat producer BrucePac fired at least 17 union supporters just weeks into a union campaign.