Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Construction charter school in East Multnomah County to close

Enrollment dwindled at union-backed ACE Academy, and the Carpenters needed the space.

Lock-down at Constructing Hope

Donors paid to bail out "prisoners" in a fundraiser for the pre-apprenticeship program.

Trained home energy workers waiting for jobs

A year into a much-watched Portland pilot project, few union-trained workers have found "green jobs.”