Union democracy

Fast rise at Bakers Local 114

Taylor Almond was a newborn on her first visit to the Bakers Local 114 office. On March 22, age 29, she was appointed the local’s top officer. 

Paul Elder takes office as UA 290 business manager after election challenge denied

In his first week as business manager, Elder hired seven new staff, filling a vacancy and replacing six others he let go.

Oregon AFSCME leader joins national leadership

Corey Hope Nicholson will represent AFSCME’s six-state Northwest Region as vice president on the union’s national executive board.

UA Local 290 election challenged

The rep assigned to investigate hopes to conclude within a month, at which point the results would be upheld or a new election ordered.

Battery plant shop steward to lead Local 1432

Andrew Davis, a machinist and chief steward at the Clarios auto battery plant in Canby, says he'll work to get members more involved.

Members elect new leadership at UA 290

In his third run for UA 290 business manager, longtime benefit trustee Paul Elder outpolled incumbent Joe Neely and three others.

Kevin Lux of IBEW Local 48 succeeds Willy Myers at building trades council

Delegates to the Columbia-Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council elected Kevin Lux as executive secretary-treasurer Jan. 2.

Officers unopposed at NW Oregon Labor Council

Delegates approved a slate of mostly incumbent officers at the organization’s Nov. 27 meeting. They serve four-year terms.

Carpenters union dissolves NW regional council

A new Western States Regional Council of Carpenters spans 12 Western states and totals almost 90,000 union members.

UFCW Local 555 leaves the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, again

Local 555 withdrew last month from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, a group that bargains for Kaiser employees in seven states.

2023 Oregon AFL-CIO Convention Report

Over 210 delegates and 100 honorary delegates and guests assembled Sept. 21-23 in Bend for the state’s biggest labor gathering.

2023 Oregon Building Trades Convention Report

The council, made up of 27 AFL-CIO-affiliated local unions, held its convention Sept. 26-28 at Running Y Ranch near Klamath Falls.

CWA Local 7901 placed in trusteeship by national union

The union has suffered from significant internal turmoil in recent years.

Referee for democracy

Larry Taylor is on a mission: training members on how to use the tools of democracy in their unions.

Graphic Communications Conference leaves the Teamsters union

Before it became a division of the Teamsters in 2004, the union was known as the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU).

Culver re-elected at Laborers Local 737

Local 737 represents laborers in construction, shipyards, and road maintenance, plus several hundred public works employees.

Union nurse appointed to number two spot in Oregon AFL-CIO

Sarina Roher is a Kaiser Permanente RN and executive secretary of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP).

Portland’s grassroots indy unions announce coalition

The coalition includes Burgerville Workers Union, Donut Workers United, Restaurant Workers of Portland, and Market of Choice Labor Union.

A new generation takes the helm at UA 290

Business Manager Lou Christian retired effective May 31, and was succeeded by the assistant business manager, Joe Neely on June 1.

Bell outpolls incumbent at OPEIU Local 11

Longtime Northwest Natural steward Howard Bell outpolled two-term incumbent Maureen Goldberg and was sworn in to a three-year term May 9.