As of Monday February 4, 2013, the state of Alaska will be under the umbrella of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. We welcome the nearly 3000 brother and sister Carpenters from Alaska to our Council.
President Douglas McCarron released a strong statement on the proposed Immigration Reform happening in Washington DC.
By DON McINTOSH, Associate Editor The City of Portland is about to try out a new kind of project labor agreement on public construction contracts. The 23-page “Model Community Benefits Agreement” approved Sept. 5 mandates that on future City construction projects, unions will represent workers,… Read More
Your bargaining committee for Western and Central WA counted the returned ballots today. There were 2213 Total ballots returned out of the 9065 that were mailed out for a 24.4% return rate. The Contract proposal was ratified with a 81 % Yes vote. The Total… Read More
By Dorian Warren The 99 Percent Plan is a joint Roosevelt Institute-Salon series that explores how progressives can shape a new vision for the economy. This is the third essay in the series. The fate of the labor movement is the fate of American democracy…. Read More
Representatives of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters march outside the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland Wednesday in protest of work being performed there by R&H Construction. According to union representative Ben Basom, the group is focusing on R&H because the company “doesn’t meet… Read More