Northwest Oregon Labor Council

Five decades a Machinist

Bob Petroff left Machinists District Lodge W24 headquarters this month, the close of 49 years of involvement with the union.

Officers unopposed at NW Oregon Labor Council

Delegates approved a slate of mostly incumbent officers at the organization’s Nov. 27 meeting. They serve four-year terms.

Kaiser Permanente now on AFL-CIO “unfair” lists

With members of UFCW Local 555 on strike, the Oregon AFL-CIO and Northwest Oregon Labor Council have designated Kaiser as an unfair employer.

A balloon hat? Or a balloon sword?

About 2,000 union members and their families came out to the Labor Day picnic held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds this year.

NW Oregon Labor Council Annual Labor Awards

Over a dozen union members were honored for outstanding contributions to labor and the community June 3 at an annual appreciation dinner.

Laurie Wimmer picked to lead Northwest Oregon Labor Council

After a lifetime of engagement with labor and politics, Wimmer brings decades of high-level experience to the job.

Laurie Wimmer to lead NW Oregon Labor Council

Retired teachers union lobbyist Laurie Wimmer was elected unopposed Feb. 27 for executive secretary-treasurer of NW Oregon Labor Council.

Labor Day picnic will return in 2023—but not at Oaks Park

The Northwest Oregon Labor Council's event, which drew 12,000 in a typical year, went on hiatus during the COVID pandemic.

Cottrill and Wimmer contend for NOLC top office

Executive secretary-treasurer, a full-time staff position, has been vacant since Thomas Mosher left in November.

Northwest Oregon Labor Council needs top officer

The executive secretary-treasurer leads a local council of the AFL-CIO with 76 local union affiliates totaling 53,000 union members.

Thomas Mosher exits Labor Council for job in PA

In August, he got an offer he couldn’t turn down: return to his former home of Philadelphia to work for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

SAG-AFTRA officer moves on

Union actor Harold Phillips is wrapping up a run as a Portland-area labor activist after close to three decades in the city.

Why the Oaks Park Labor Day picnic is no more

Event organizers say the long-running annual picnic was killed off by the park’s own management, which implemented a slew of recent changes.

New top officer at Northwest Oregon Labor Council

Thomas Mosher succeeds Bob Tackett, who retired, as executive secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.

Three nominees vie to lead Labor Council

Fiona Yau-Luu, Eva Rippeteau and Thomas Spisak-Mosher are running to be the next secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.

Bob Tackett heads home

Bob Tackett will return to Arkansas after decades of Oregon union involvement, most recently with the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.

UFCW rejoins NW Oregon Labor Council

Local 555 represents grocery workers. Both before it left and now that it’s back, Local 555 was NOLC’s largest affiliate.

Unions backing Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair

Delegates to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council voted to endorse Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair at their Feb. 28 meeting.

Labor-backed Hartmeier-Prigg wins run-off for Beaverton council

Hartmeier-Prigg was backed by NW Oregon Labor Council, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and Tualatin Fire Fighters Local 1660.

Teamster Tully elected as Second VP at NOLC

Teamsters Local 223 president Dave Tully was elected in a contested roll call vote at the Sept. 27 delegate meeting.