16, 2006 Volume
107 Number 12
City Council takes hard look at PDC over construction pay
fruitless years spent courting favor with the Portland Development
Commission, building trades union leaders are now going around the
agency. They’re taking their agenda directly to Portland City
Savage, and Jim Francesconi testify at a June 7 City Council meeting.
trades’ Mohlis interested in PDC post
has launched a campaign to get John Mohlis, executive secretary-treasurer
of the Columbia-Pacific Building Trades Council, appointed to the
Portland Development Commission, the quasi-independent development
arm of the city of Portland.
Local 757 elects officers; Jon Hunt will be new president
of the union’s 49 elected positions were contested, and campaigning
was intense for the top leadership spots. In ballots counted June
6, Jon Hunt was declared the new president and Sam Schwarz the new
vice president. Tom Wallace returned to a second term as financial
deadline nears; 17 initiative petitions being circulated
The Oregon AFL-CIO
is hoping to get the jump on political season, and has started to
educate political coordinators at affiliated unions about some of
the measures likely to be on the ballot.
retires as business manager of Cement Masons Local 555
Temple, a 35-year member of Portland-based Cement Masons Local 555,
retired as the union’s business manager May 31. Temple, 57,
stepped down in the middle of a three-year term. He has held the post
since April 1996.
regular column by Tim Nesbitt
A more hopeful agenda for America’s working families
of the depressing reality shows about our vanishing jobs and declining
incomes. We need to make time for more hopeful points of view.