Tina Kotek

Oregon governor proclaims Lineman Appreciation Day

July 10, 1886 is the day electric lineman Henry Miller — IBEW’s first president — was fatally injured while working to restore power.

Kotek appoints unionists to advisory boards

Oregon governor Tina Kotek announced new appointments to state advisory boards, and nominees included several figures from organized labor. 

Governor Kotek appoints labor lawyer Aruna Masih to Oregon Supreme Court

Masih, 52, has practiced law for more than 25 years. She’s spent most of her career with Bennett Hartman, a prominent pro-labor law firm.

Kotek names labor liaison

Bob Livingston, who spent the last 20 years at the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council, will serve as Kotek’s legislative director and labor liaison.

Kotek embraces labor support in final election push

Tina Kotek has appeared at union meetings and alongside numerous labor allies in the days leading up to the election.

Labor makes all-out push for Kotek

As House speaker for nine years, Democratic candidate for governor Tina Kotek delivered landmark union-backed legislation year after year.

Overcoming PERS rancor, Tina Kotek snags all but one union endorsement

In the Oregon governor's race, those unions that have endorsed in the Democratic primary are lining up in support of Tina Kotek.

OEA backs Tina Kotek, Christina Stephenson

The endorsements were decided by hundreds of delegates at a two-day virtual convention of the union’s political action committee.

Tina Kotek: all but one union endorsement so far

The latest unions to endorse the former Oregon House speaker are Northwest Carpenters and SEIU Locals 503 and 49, totaling 96,000 members.

Kotek racking up union endorsements

Since Oregon Building Trades Council backed her at its September convention, eight other labor groups have endorsed Tina Kotek for governor.

Oregon Justice Department says legislative workers can’t unionize

Legislative aides don’t have the right to unionize after all, says Oregon's Attorney General in objections on behalf of the Legislature.

Oregon Democrats meet with public workers whose retirement contributions they voted to cut

Republicans wanted deeper cuts, Oregon’s House Speaker Tina Kotek and fellow Portland House Democrat Rob Nosse told public sector union members.

Oregon lawmakers vote to cut public employee retirement contributions

Democrats led the charge to divert up to 2.5 percent of public worker pay to shore up PERS.

Oregon’s 2018 Legislative Session: Small gains, big misses

This year, like almost every year, the most important bills that might have benefited working people died in the majority-Democratic Oregon Senate.

Oregon AFL-CIO 52nd Convention

At a time when labor is under attack, delegates put aside differences to declare “We are one”

Oregon AFL-CIO gears up for biennial convention

A Sept. 26-28 meeting of the state labor federation will draw some of the state's top political figures.