Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

Ross Rieder, 1940-2021

A retired AFT-Washington leader, he was active for decades promoting labor history and led the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association.

Oregon labor history chronology

Pacific Northwest Labor History Association has published a chronology of labor history, assembled by the group’s Oregon trustee Ron Verzuh.

Major labor history conference in Portland

As many as 150 labor historians, students, and union members will gather in Portland May 3-5 for the annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, which rotates through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

Our history can inspire today’s young workers

General strikes created labor heroes, along with a few labor martyrs, and they inspired new generations of workers to join unions.

United Way’ers, labor partners from across the country take part in ‘Labor Walk’

The 1.7-mile-walk through downtown Portland stopped at spots important to local labor history.

Remembering Portland Longshore’s Bloody Wednesday

On July 11, 1934, a train full of Portland police opened fire on a strike picketline; 4 were hit.

A look back: Astoria’s radical immigrant labor past

Astoria, the U.S. oldest western settlement, was a waterfront boomtown full of radical immigrants

Ed Beechert, 1920-2014

The retired University of Hawaii professor was an active historian of Northwest labor history

A changing of the guard at National Association of Letter Carriers

Kevin Card and Jim Cook, two longtime local leaders, have left office.