Union democracy

New direction for AFT-Oregon

Meeting April 28-30 in Sunriver, delegates transformed the state organization’s structure and replaced its entire top leadership. 

Laurie Wimmer picked to lead Northwest Oregon Labor Council

After a lifetime of engagement with labor and politics, Wimmer brings decades of high-level experience to the job.

Carpenters international union dissolves eight Northwest locals

United Brotherhood of Carpenters transferred more than 19,000 members into five newly chartered locals. No explanation was given.

New leadership at Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local 1

Training center director Shawn Lenczowski succeeds longtime president Matt Eleazer, who left to take a job at the international union.

Laurie Wimmer to lead NW Oregon Labor Council

Retired teachers union lobbyist Laurie Wimmer was elected unopposed Feb. 27 for executive secretary-treasurer of NW Oregon Labor Council.

Women’s basketball union joins AFL-CIO

Founded in 1998, WNBPA was the first U.S. labor union of professional women athletes. It represents all players on the 12 teams of the WNBA.

Sotomayor steps in as business manager at Laborers 483

The public sector LiUNA local is currently preparing for a strike at its biggest unit: the City of Portland.

Cottrill and Wimmer contend for NOLC top office

Executive secretary-treasurer, a full-time staff position, has been vacant since Thomas Mosher left in November.

New leader sworn in at Oregon AFL-CIO

Aida Aranda was unopposed for secretary-treasurer at the Dec. 8 meeting of the union federation’s Executive Board.

A new ambassador for labor in Southwest Washington

Shaun Gundert, a high school science teacher and member of Evergreen Education Association, was elected as SWWACLC president.

Northwest Oregon Labor Council needs top officer

The executive secretary-treasurer leads a local council of the AFL-CIO with 76 local union affiliates totaling 53,000 union members.

SW Washington Labor Council needs president

It's the top position at an organization that represents the interests of 17,000 members of 51 affiliated local unions.

Painters Local 10 calls for freedom for Mumia

Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the Black Panther Party, was a radio journalist who had exposed police abuses in Philadelphia.

Thomas Mosher exits Labor Council for job in PA

In August, he got an offer he couldn’t turn down: return to his former home of Philadelphia to work for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

New business manager at Roofers Local 49

On Travis Hopkins' agenda: hiring a new organizer, growing the workforce, and securing work in the renewable sector. 

Myers ends WSLC campaign

Shannon Myers' decision leaves Cherika Carter unopposed for the number two office at the Washington State Labor Council.

SAG-AFTRA officer moves on

Union actor Harold Phillips is wrapping up a run as a Portland-area labor activist after close to three decades in the city.

At Local 701, a vote of confidence from members

Operating Engineers Local 701 business manager Jim Anderson ran unopposed for re-election this year, the second time in a row.

New OSEA president

Sarah Wofford is the new top officer at the Oregon School Employees Association, replacing former president Lisa Gourley.

Christy O’Neill leaves Oregon AFL-CIO

AFSCME Local 2619 member Christy O’Neill resigned as secretary-treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO at the Sept. 7 meeting of its executive board.