Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council

Telling labor’s story to lawmakers

For a day, there were more union construction workers than legislators in the State Capitol building.

Oregon Building Trades: Ready to take it to next level

Delegates elected new officers, set policy, and raised funds for political work

UO’s new $1 billion Knight Science Campus will be built under a PLA

Oregon State Building Trades signed a project labor agreement with UO and Hoffman Construction on the project, which will be built in four phases over 10 years and employ up to 1,300 construction workers.

Inslee rejects Vancouver oil terminal

The proposed union-built facility would have been the largest oil terminal in North America.

Merkley comes out against Jordan Cove natural gas export terminal

National Building Trades call the change in a position a betrayal.

Building Trades back Governor Kate Brown for re-election

Building Trades union delegates also heard from Republicans Dennis Richardson and Greg Walden.

Operating Engineers Local 701 returns to Oregon Building Trades

At the building trades’ convention, Operating Engineers were welcomed back to a round of applause.

At the Oregon Legislature: Labor’s agenda inches forward

Will the Oregon Legislature ban anti-union ‘right-to-work’ ordinances?

Oregon labor gearing up for high-stakes legislative session

Labor will push for transportation funding and family leave and fair workweek laws, while grappling with a $1.7 billion budget shortfall.

Oregon Building Trades Council announces endorsements for November election

Constructions unions back Ballot Measure 98 to fund career and technical education in high schools.

Jordan Cove boss says LNG project needs assist from Oregon’s Congressional delegation

Only U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has publicly supported the project.

‘You saved my town’ — GOP state rep says Building Trades worked with him to save Prineville

Mike McLain credits building trades unions for a tax law change that led to data center construction in the high plains.

Resolved: Oregon Building Trades delegates set policy

The trades will back an LNG export terminal, and greater funding for transportation infrastructure and career and technical education.

Frew takes helm of Oregon Building Trades Council

The IBEW leader has job shadowed retiring John Mohlis since February.

Wyden: Democrats ‘feeling very, very good’ about fall elections

At the state building trades convention, Oregon's senior U.S. Senator talked Trump, trade, and the trouble with union pensions

Mohlis retires from Building Trades Council; Frew tapped as successor

An Aug. 23 retiree party drew nearly 250 well-wishers from across the political spectrum.

FERC denies application for Jordan Cove LNG facility

The project – to be built under a project labor agreement – was backed by the Building Trades.

Oregon Building Trades Council celebrates 75th anniversary

The Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council celebrated its 75th anniversary with a gala banquet Aug. 21 at the Oregon Convention Center in...

A landmark session, but Oregon labor wanted more

A big Democratic majority led to high expectations, but Oregon lawmakers balked at minimum wage and other labor priorities

Union pension fund to invest $26 million at Westmoreland Union Manor

Rehabbing the affordable building for Portland seniors will create 290 union construction jobs.