Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Carpenters union dissolves NW regional council

A new Western States Regional Council of Carpenters spans 12 Western states and totals almost 90,000 union members.

Carpenters international union dissolves eight Northwest locals

United Brotherhood of Carpenters transferred more than 19,000 members into five newly chartered locals. No explanation was given.

Northwest Carpenters placed in trusteeship

The council's top officer Evelyn Shapiro has resigned amid allegations of vote rigging in a Seattle contract ratification vote.

Renewable diesel fuel refinery will be union built and operated

Construction work on the $1.6 billion project could begin in early 2022 at Port Westward near Clatskanie and employ 800 workers.

Roadblock in the Broadway Corridor?

A deal on a community benefits agreement is held up over equity for construction workers.

TriMet awards transit project to union-signatory minority contractor

Raimore Construction will be the general contractor on the $60 million construction portion of the Division Transit Project, which will be the largest construction contract awarded to a minority contractor in Oregon history.

Boise Cascade busts Carpenters Union campaign in Medford

A union campaign among 375 workers at a pair of southern Oregon plywood mills ended in a crushing union election defeat.

A sister to lead the Brotherhood

The region's largest construction union, 23,000-member Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, has a new top officer: Evelyn Shapiro. Shapiro, 40, is the first woman ever elected to head a regional council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in the United States.

Union-backed coalition pushes bold vision for Broadway corridor project

Redevelopment of the 32-acre downtown site will set the tone for what kind of city Portland will be.


At the City of Portland, a group of managers rewrote a project labor agreement template — by taking out the ‘labor’.

Cowlitz Tribe casino will be union built

The project has been held up in court by challenges from the City of Vancouver and Clark County

A union office like something out of Portlandia

A Carpenters union office is the setting for a skit in Portlandia’s Health Care episode

Labor gets ready for an action-packed session of the Oregon Legislature

With strong Democratic majorities in the state house and senate, the mood is optimistic

Unions endorse oil distribution center proposal in Vancouver

Construction unions will sign $210 million project labor agreement with Vancouver Energy

Carpenters Local 156, formed in a 2011 merger, splits into two

Local 156 is replaced with newly formed Locals 1503 and 271.

Union pension funds finance new Portland office building

The nine-story Pearl West project will be LEED Silver rated.

Breakthrough: City of Portland commits to build union, and use minority workers and contractors

New “community benefits agreement” uses public construction spending as a public policy tool

Jeweler closes sidewalk when union shows up

Nonunion R&H Construction and Kassab Jewelers are accused of violating workers rights.