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Weekly Update: Thanksgiving

For Tefere Gebre, The Refugee Crisis is Personal AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre spoke with The Huffington Post last week about the Syrian refugee crisis and what it was like when he was a refugee himself, fleeing his home in Ethiopia at the age of 14. An excerpt from the interview: Tefere Gebre has […]


Portland City Council Holds Public Hearing on Code Change to ‘Ban the Box’

November 19, 2015   Portland, OR  – Advocates, impacted community members, and small business owners testified yesterday at a public hearing held by the Portland City Council in support of a proposal to ‘ban the box’.   A statewide ‘ban the box’ law passed in the 2015 Legislature, setting a minimum standard.  As the hub of […]


Weekly Update: The Spirit of Solidarity

The Spirit of Solidarity As the days draw shorter and the nights grow colder, we know the holidays are getting closer. For too many people this time of year is a struggle to provide food, shelter, and gifts for their families. What is the spirit of solidarity? It’s helping out working people when they hit […]

Union Made Thanksgiving

Union Made Thanksgiving

It’s a day of family, friends and anyone who is special to you. Thanksgiving is the ultimate comfort day and if you’re helping with the meal this year, we’ve got the union-made goods that will comfort you at the checkout, too. Put on a great feast all while supporting good jobs. Whole Turkey Butterball Foster […]

Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

  The holidays are a time to help those in need. Here’s how you can help brighten the season for kids in our community:

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Weekly Update: We Remember It All

Moving Forward at Instafab On Oct 28, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Region 19 Office issued a complaint against Instafab Corporation, alleging that the company violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when they illegally fired employees on strike for better working conditions and fair wages, threatened employees for talking to union members, […]


Trans-Pacific Partnership Details Finally Released

PORTLAND, OR – The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping free trade agreement involving 40% of the global economy, has finally been released for public comment today.  Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain issued the following statement today regarding the release: “It’s finally clear why the administration has kept TPP negotiations secret for so […]

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