Northwest Oregon Labor Council


A CALL TO LABOR: from Eryn Byram, Executive Director


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Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.

Recent News

The Grocery Industry has never been more challenged than this coronavirus pandemic outbreak. UFCW 555 members are meeting the challenge, however with massive sales increases they cannot do it alone.  With many unionized industries shutting down and laying off members and Safeway and Albertsons in our region currently in need of "temporary workers" this may be an opportunity for a win-win.  They’re looking for a couple thousand people.

To stay updated on the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak the websites below provide helpful recommendations for minimizing the risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

 The Multnomah County Health Department;

March 8, 2020 – Daylight Saving Time Starts (spring forward)

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward

In the attachments;

  1. Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department
  2. Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

Update regarding the Corona Virus in Oregon:

Here are the 2020 NOLC Endorsements to date:

Clackamas County

Jim Bernard, Clackamas County Chair

Ken Humberston, Clackamas County Commissioner

Martha Schrader, Clackamas County Commissioner

Multnomah County

Lori Stegmann, Multnomah County Commissioner

Jessica Vega Pederson, Multnomah County Commissioner

Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Commissioner

Michael Schmidt, Multnomah County District Attorney

Please Support House Bill 4146!!!

Our friends at AFT-Oregon are asking that Labor get behind House Bill 4146.  This Bill, if passed, will establish healthcare for part time staff at ALL community colleges in the State.  Many of these folks work more than full time at various colleges, but due to the fact that they are part time everywhere, they do not qualify for healthcare.  This bill will fix this problem.  We think it has a great chance of passing this session, but our Representatives in Salem need to hear from you.

Please share this with friends and family and ask them to contact their electeds in support of this Bill as well.

Northwest Oregon Labor Council holds monthly Council Meetings every fourth Monday at 7:00pm.

These meetings are held at the IBEW Local 48 Union Hall at 15937 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97230.

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