Metal Trades Council of Portland & Vicinity

Union coalitions at shipyards, Portland, PPS under new leadership

Local 290 rep Pat Christensen's retirement left vacant leadership spots at the Metal Trades and union councils at PPS and City of Portland.

Union employer Vigor Industrial sold to private equity firms

As part of the deal, Vigor will merge with an 800-employee ship repair and maintenance company in Norfolk, Virginia.

Vigor shipyard workers vote to authorize strike

Tired of being disrespected, shipyard workers are demanding a family-friendly work week.

Metal trades council elects new officers

Jason Joeckel of Laborers Local 737 is the new secretary-treasurer of the Metal Trades Council, which represents workers at the Portland Shipyards.

Shipyard workers picket smoking ban

Shipyard workers at six Vigor worksites protest imposition of smoking ban without consulting union