Laborers Local 483

Richartz reelected to lead Laborers Local 483

Local 483 represents over 1,000 workers who maintain roads, sewers and parks and staff rec facilities for Portland, Metro, Silverton, Mt. Angel, and PDX.

City of Portland unions will vote on furloughs in which workers could actually come out ahead

The federally funded Work Share program will make up for wages lost during furloughs, and city budget savings are earmarked to prevent layoffs.

City of Portland asks unions for pay freeze

Nothing has been agreed to yet, and union negotiators for the District Council of Trade Unions and Laborers Local 483 want more detail about the budget hit.

Portland City Council votes to end funding for five community recreation facilities

Up to 56 newly unionized workers will be laid off.

Laborers Local 483 fights to stop cuts to Portland Parks and Rec

Portland City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to close community recreation centers and lay off about 50 front line staff like lifeguards and swimming instructors.

Oregon Zoo contracts out food service

Reversing the usual narrative, workers will be better off at Aramark, thanks to skillful union negotiations.

Sam Gillispie signs out

Gillispie, 69, is retiring after a 43-year career in the union movement working for AFSCME and UFCW Local 555.

Trump cabinet nominee Andy Puzder headlines Portland fundraiser for union-busting group

Freedom Foundation is attacking Laborers Local 483 and others.

At City of Portland, Laborers and COPPEA ratify new contracts, but DCTU still waiting

Though several other City of Portland bargaining units have ratified new contracts, District Council of Trade Unions is headed to mediation with the City.

Tentative City of Portland agreement delivers sizable raises for members of Laborers Local 483

If ratified, the two contracts will cover over 1,000 city workers.

City workers say their wages need to reflect the new high-rent Portland

Laborers Local 483 wants a livable wage of at least $15 an hour for City workers, and cost-of-living increases that reflect Portland's rising cost of housing.

Local labor movement personnel changes

Heather Conroy, Alma Raya, Stacy Chamberlain, Jaime Sorenson, Joe Esmonde

Farrell Richartz appointed business manager at LiUNA Local 483

He will serve out the remainder of former business manager Erica Askin’s term.

City union breakup: Laborers Local 483 leaves the District Council of Trade Unions

Going forward, Local 483 will bargain its own contract with the City of Portland.

Portland gas tax will buy one sixth of a fix

Laborers Local 483, the union that would be most directly affected, is staying neutral.

Laborers Local 483 finalizes deal with City of Portland over Parks & Rec permatemps

By October, 130 more workers at Portland rec centers will have union wages and benefits.

Erica Askin leaves Laborers 483 for SEIU 49

An attorney by training, Askin was the female business manager at Local 483.

City of Portland on track to add hundreds to Rec worker union

Portland Parks & Rec employees look to get $15 and a union.

Introducing Laborers Local 737

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

Grand Central Baking union effort falls flat

To date, the company has not hired any of the laid-off workers to new positions.