Northwest Oregon Labor Council


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Please join us for a special breakfast meeting with Senator Ron Wyden! 

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Hello Everyone!

 It’s getting closer, and tables are filling up!  Time for the 22nd Annual Labor Appreciation and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, June 8, 2019!!!

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Take Note and Take Action,

As you know the University of Oregon is planning to cut university funding for the Labor Education and Research Center by 68 percent. 

Most other academic programs at the University are facing 2%-10% budget reductions.

This disproportionate cut would devastate our program and make it impossible for LERC to fulfill its mission.

This is an attack on the Oregon labor movement and is fundamentally unfair.

We need your help to save LERC!

1) Write University of Oregon President Michael Schill TODAY asking him to TREAT THE LABOR CENTER JUST LIKE THE OTHER PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY.  You can send an email from the form on our website.  

If you can customize your message by explaining the specific ways in which LERC has worked with and benefited your organization and its members, that would be great.

3) Download the Save LERC poster and show your support on social media. Be sure to tag @savelerc and @uoregon on twitter, and like the Save LERC facebook page

4) Spread the word - forward this email to your friends and colleagues, and visit our website where you can get the facts about LERC.

5) Send your messages of support and stay in touch with the Save LERC campaign.

We much appreciate your expressions of solidarity and support.  Help us "Keep LERC @ Work" for you.

In unity,

Bob Bussel

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NOTE: The NOLC Executive Board and Council meetings are cancelled due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

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Ask your Legislative Representative to Vote “Yes” on HB 2408-A

            Prevailing Wage on Large-Scale Projects in Enterprise Zones  

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  • Labor Appreciation is June 8th, contributions are appreciated

Ballots should be arriving in your mailbox for the May 21st Special Election.

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Take Note:

Ellen Hansen, E-board member of NABET Local 51, and Delegate to the Labor Council is asking us to show up and support the workers at KOIN TV, members of the National Association of Broadcast Radio and Technicians (NABET-CWA).

This Saturday, May 25th at Standard TV on 82nd near Foster from 10 am to 2 pm.

NABET-CWA represents employees in the telecommunications, broadcasting and cable industries. Local 51 has represented employees at television and radio stations since 1953.  

"Standard TV are advertisers with KOIN and we hope they will stop advertising until we get a fair contract. We are in a pretty nasty fight with Nexstar (Nexstar Media Group), current owners of KOIN TV. They are essentially trying to make us an open shop, as well as taking away most of our overtime." 

Ellen Hansen, E-board member NABET 51. 

In Solidarity,

Bob Tackett

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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