Val Hoyle

Biden: ‘Let’s finish the job’

Three Oregon union members were guests at Joe Biden's 2023 State of the Union address, which featured heckling and off-script engagement.

Val Hoyle vies to carry on DeFazio’s labor legacy

Union leaders winced when they learned a labor champion was leaving Congress. Now a candidate with strong labor ties looks to succeed him.

Union ally announces run for Oregon Labor Commissioner

Civil rights attorney Christina Stephenson is running for Oregon Labor Commissioner. That likely comes as a relief to Oregon labor leaders.  

Oregon labor commissioner won’t let employers fire workers who lack child care

A temporary rule interprets state law to say that employers with over 25 workers must allow up to 12 weeks unpaid leave for workers to care for their children whose school or daycare has been closed.

At BOLI, a labor champion takes the reins

Newly installed Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle has had lifelong ties to the union movement, and named several labor figures to her staff.

Building Trades back Governor Kate Brown for re-election

Building Trades union delegates also heard from Republicans Dennis Richardson and Greg Walden.