Northwest Oregon Labor Council

 

Representative Earl Blumenauer came and spoke at our May 14, 2018 Executive Board Meeting.

CEO pay for major companies in the United States rose nearly 6% in the past year, as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017—361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker.

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Unions help build a better life for working people but the wealthy are trying to further rig the economic system in their favor. Show your support for unions.

We need strong protections against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks and predatory lenders to prevent another financial meltdown. Tell your Senator to reject the Bank Lobbyist Act.

Recent News

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Learn how we can take action to help save the VA from privatization

Canvass for Val Hoyle

NOLC endorsements for the May 15th Primary Election

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Save the date, May 12th, to canvass for Val Hoyle

NOLC endorsements, please vote the front and back of the ballot and remember there are plenty of opportunities to help get out the vote for our endorsed candidates.

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Four of our five Congressional Reps signed the NAFTA letter, send them a thank you note

Rally for Uber & Lyft drivers

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Labor's Community Services needs our help so they can continue to help members in need.  

LERC Leadership School

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Fundraising Reception

ELECTION RESULTS 

I wanted to give you an update on our endorsements for the primary election. Eight of our endorsed candidates were re-elected to their seats or won their election. 

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2

Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese

Nick Fish, Portland City Commissioner, Position 2

Paul Savas, Clackamas County Commissioner, Position 2

Sonya Fischer, Clackamas County Commissioner, Position 5

Lynn Peterson for Metro President

Councilor Shirley Craddick, Metro District 1

 Six of our endorsed candidates will be in the November runoff election;

Jennifer McGuirk, candidate for Multnomah County Auditor

Loretta Smith, candidate for Portland City Council, Position 3

Pamela White, Clackamas County Clerk

Kathryn Harrington, candidate for Washington County Chair

Christine Lewis, candidate for Metro District 2

Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller, Position 2

 Two of our endorsed candidates did not make it through the primary;

Greg Malinowski was defeated by Pam Treece for Washington County Commissioner District 2

Kimberly Culbertson was defeated by Jerry Willey for Washington County Commissioner District 4

 The Gresham City Council election is not until November 6th, we endorsed Councilor Mario Palmero.

 And we received a nice email from Jennifer McGuirk, candidate for Multnomah County Auditor, who is in a runoff election.

I'm feeling really good about the primary, and am getting ready to get it in gear for the general. I absolutely know that I would not have done so well without the support of union families. I am so grateful for the NW Oregon Labor Council's support! I had several people tell me they voted for me because I was on your slate on the front of the NW Labor Press. I know these individuals represent many more who chose me because I stand with labor.

I will be grateful to continue to have the Council's support in this next stage of the campaign. I would be happy to meet with the Council in the near future, if you'd like, to talk about my strategy, get feedback from you, etc.

Bob Tackett

NORTHWEST OREGON LABOR COUNCIL MAY PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS

Clackamas County

Judge Ann Lininger, Clackamas County Judge of the Circuit Court, 5th District, Position 2

Paul Savas, Clackamas County Commissioner, Position 2

Sonya Fischer, Clackamas County Commissioner, Position 5

Pamela White, Clackamas County Clerk

Multnomah County

Chair Deborah Kafoury, Board of County Commissioners

Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2

Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese

Multnomah County Auditor Jennifer McGuirk

City of Portland

Nick Fish, Portland City Commissioner, Position 2

Loretta Smith, candidate for Portland City Council, Position 3

Washington County

Kathryn Harrington, candidate for Washington County Chair

Commissioner Greg Malinowski, Washington County Commissioner District 2

Kimberly Culbertson, candidate Washington County Commission District 4

Portland Metro

Lynn Peterson for Metro President

Councilor Shirley Craddick, Metro District 1

Christine Lewis, candidate for Metro District 2

Columbia County

Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller, Position 2

Gresham City Council

Councilor Mario Palmero, Gresham City Council Position 4

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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