Thanks to the hard work of active UBC members, an amendment to the City of Portland noise ordinance which would have severely and negatively impacted pile driving within city limits, was defeated last night. Complaints from residents in Portland’s Pearl District prompted a city task… Read More
The PNWRCC Delegates were treated to a short talk on the wood framing industry. Durning the presentation 15 new UBC members were introduced and met with a standing ovation from the delegation. These wood framers spent the morning discussing the industry in which they came… Read More
Join Unions, community groups, and other concerned citizens to say “NO! To Fast Track, and NO! To the TPP”. Senator Ron Wyden (OR) is working on a bi-partisan proposal to push “Fast Track” which has been used in the past to speed corporate trade agreements… Read More
The Savage v. Tweedy lawsuit has been settled. Anyone interested can see below for the official statement from the Council which tells the story of how we got there. Also included is the Settlement itself.
Please see the attached for important information regarding upcoming changes to the Oregon & SW Washington Health and Welfare plans. This is the same information that was mailed to all effected members recently.
According to a recent survey conducted by the AGC, the trades are currently facing a shortfall of skilled crafts people. This is a good problem to have, and was an expected problem. With many Baby-Boomers taking advantage of retirement in the next 3-7 years, the… Read More
Your bargaining team has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Scaffold Industry contractors for Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho. Your bargaining team is recommending a YES vote on this proposal. Ballots must be postmarked by August 5th, to be counted on August 9th. Below is… Read More
Your negotiating team has reached a tentative agreement with the Oregon/ SW Washington Wall & Ceiling Association. Your negotiating team strongly recommends a “YES” vote. You should see ballots arriving in the mail soon, and will need to be received by June 26th to be… Read More
There has been a tentative agreement reached between the AGC & GCCA and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. The negotiations committee, which is, comprised of Council staff and Rank and File members from Oregon and SW Washington, unanimously recommends a YES vote. After… Read More