September 3, 2010 Volume 111 Number 17

Portland ‘jobs’ town hall meeting with Trumka and Kitzhaber draws over 500
National AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, on a Aug. 23-24 visit to Portland, rallied local union activists to stay politically active despite disappointments, and to help elect John Kitzhaber as governor of Oregon.

[AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka (right) and gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber listen to Nick Gaitaud of Steelworkers Local 7150 at an Aug. 23 gathering in Portland.]

Mohlis to succeed Shiprack at Oregon State Building Trades Council
John Mohlis, executive secretary-treasurer of the Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council, was elected by acclamation to succeed Bob Shiprack as executive secretary of the Oregon State Building Trades Council. Shiprack is retiring after 25 years at the helm.

Fired BrucePac workers reinstated
BrucePac, a Willamette Valley cooked meat processor, has offered reinstatement and back pay to three of the 17 union supporters it fired in June 2009.

NW Labor Press anniversary issue

110 Years of Struggle and Success
Portland unions in 1900 started the Labor Press because of the lack of coverage of labor activities by the commercial press. Today, a decade into its second century, the Labor Press pursues the same objectives.
Talented staffers keep Labor Press humming
Over the last 110 years the Labor Press has had a number of staffers.  
Host of unionists served on Labor Press board
Many, many union leaders over the last 110 years have served the Labor Press as members of its board of directors.