Union democracy

New officers at IBEW Local 48

Dave Jacobsen has been elected president of IBEW Local 48 and Garth Bachman was reelected as business manager.

New leadership at Elevator Constructors Local 23

Robert Larzalere, a second-generation member of the union, was sworn in as the new business manager April 14.

Professors union affiliates with AFT, AFL-CIO

Delegates to the American Association of University Professors’ biennial meeting voted to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers.

New top officer at Northwest Oregon Labor Council

Thomas Mosher succeeds Bob Tackett, who retired, as executive secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.

New president at Oregon AFSCME

The Oregon AFSCME Executive Board has named one of its members, Fred Yungbluth, Jr. as president until the union’s April 2023 convention.

To Zoom or not to Zoom: Labor navigates a return to in-person meetings

Some local labor organizations see an argument for hybrid meetings, which incorporate in-person and virtual attendance options.

Challenger outpolls incumbent at OFNHP

Jonathon Baker has taken office as president of Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP).

Three nominees vie to lead Labor Council

Fiona Yau-Luu, Eva Rippeteau and Thomas Spisak-Mosher are running to be the next secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.

UFCW rejoins NW Oregon Labor Council

Local 555 represents grocery workers. Both before it left and now that it’s back, Local 555 was NOLC’s largest affiliate.

2022 Oregon AFL-CIO Convention Report

The March 18-20 Oregon AFL-CIO convention was the first since the pandemic, and the first union event at the Hyatt Regency Portland.

Washington AFL-CIO president won’t run again

Southwest Washington union officer Shannon Myers and WSLC’s political director Cherika Carter will contest for the number two spot.

National AFL-CIO leader takes job at Greenpeace

Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the national AFL-CIO, says the climate crisis is the "fight of our lifetime.” 

Oregon AFL-CIO holds convention this weekend at Portland Hyatt

Delegates will see debates between candidates for governor and labor commissioner, and will honor outstanding union members and lawmakers.

New leadership at Portland Firefighters

Hazmat specialist Isaac McLennan won election after incumbent Alan Ferschweiler left to work for the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council.

New number two officer elected at Bakers Local 364

14-year Nabisco employee Mike Burlingham, a longtime union steward at Nabisco, outpolled longtime incumbent Victor Weekes.

Metal Trades Council selects leadership

Delegates to the Metal Trades Council of Portland and Vicinity held a Jan. 10 election to name its top officers.

SW Washington Central Labor Council elects new set of officers

All told SWWACLC represents 17,000 members of 51 affiliated local unions in Clark, Skamania, and west Klickitat counties.

Local 701 returns to live meetings

Headquartered in Gladstone, Local 701 brings together 3,600 crane and heavy equipment operators and stationary engineers.

Merger brings Idaho and Wyoming into UFCW Local 555

UFCW Local 368A, headquartered in Boise, voted to merge into Local 555 adding 1,100 new members to Local 555, bringing its total to 24,900. 

Shakeup in Teamsters leadership

Teamsters general president Jimmy Hoffa Jr. is retiring at age 80, and his chosen successor just lost a leadership vote in a landslide.