Working America

Knocking on Doors with Working America

AFL-CIO's electoral ground game in Oregon relies on the patient legwork of door-to-door discussions

Worker advocate Kyle Allen runs for Hillsboro City Council

The Working America field operations director is a graduate of the Oregon Labor Candidate School

Working America signing up workers for health insurance

Enrollees also become members of Working America.

Sequester Out!

At a ‘sit-in’ with U.S. lawmakers Bonamici and Schrader, unionists talk about sequestration cuts

Unanimous City Council: Portland workers will have sick leave

How a labor and community alliance improved life for over 250,000 workers

Sick leave ordinance goes before Portland City Council

Commissioner Fritz takes lead on workers rights advance that would impact 2 in 5 Portland workers.

Portland to discuss paid sick leave proposal in January

With flu season in full swing, the issue couldn't be timelier.

Clackamas County becomes an electoral battleground

Labor mounts ground game after foes pour money into county races

Union-backed coalition calls on Portland to require paid sick leave

A proposed ordinance could make the City a pioneer on human rights and public health

Movement swells to dump big banks

Parallel to Occupy Wall Street, a mass movement is gaining steam to close accounts in the big banks.

Oregon AFL-CIO 52nd Convention

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