Merkley bill: Green jobs should be union jobs

Aug 6, 2019

A bill in the U.S. Senate would incentivize private renewable energy projects to sign union-brokered project labor agreements and follow the federal government’s Davis Bacon prevailing wage requirements for construction.

Heart to heart with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

Feb 13, 2019

Oregon millworkers son Jeff Merkley is one of labor’s most reliable champions in the Senate. I visited his office to talk labor policy — and whether he’s running for president. We also talked about immigration, climate change, trade, Medicare for All, and taxing the rich and much more. 

Jeff Merkley at the Blue Green Summit

Oct 3, 2017

Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley spoke Sept. 15 to labor and environmental leaders assembled for a national Clean and Fair Economy Summit in Olympia, Washington. Here’s what he said.

Sen. Jeff Merkley calls for national motor-voter

Sep 19, 2016

Just as Oregon led the nation as the first state to recognize Labor Day as a holiday, the United States should follow Oregon’s lead by implementing a national motor voter registration law. That was the

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