Machinists Lodge 1005

Machinists ratify new four-year contract at Ash Grove cement

At a cement quarry in Eastern Oregon, a new four-year contract creates a worker training program and provides a 14% raise overall.

Steve Hillesland 1947-2023

The retired union representative of Machinists District Lodge 24 died May 2 at the Portland VA Medical Center at the age of 76. 

Sweatshop protest comes to Adidas

Led by Kalpona Akter, president of the Bangladeshi Garment and Industrial Worker Federation, about half the participants were from Machinists Lodge 1005.

COVID-19 prevention leads Daimler to close Portland truck plant

The closure impacts roughly 700 members of four unions, and comes amid concerns that workers can't all maintain six feet distance.