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James Sackett and Justin Rothgeb, members of Iron Workers Local 29, were badly injured June 10, when a roof partially collapsed on the new Portland General Electric headquarters under construction in Tualatin.
COVID-19 has caused more deaths among workers in a shorter time than any other health emergency in OSHA’s 50-year existence, yet the agency hasn’t required employers to take any action to protect people on the job.
Remember the proverb about the kingdom that was lost for the want of a horseshoe nail? Today, America is in crisis over the want of a 60-cent mask.
Thousands of construction workers unwittingly put themselves at risk as they worked on sites involved in nuclear weapons research or production.
BAC Local 1 held a video contest showing how masonry workers are finding ways to work COVID-safe—like a hydraulic arm lifting concrete blocks in place.
Across the building trades, opinions vary about whether to stay working or stay at home in the midst of a pandemic.
Fifty-nine Oregon workers lost their lives on the job last year. Here are their names and occupations.
As hospitals prepare for an expected surge in serious respiratory illnesses from the coronavirus, medical staff are sounding the alarm.
USPS could run out of money by June, but Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left it out of the just-passed stimulus bill.
In Eugene and Salem, bus service is now free. In Portland, new machines are disinfecting buses and trains with peroxide mist nightly.