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Oregon ironworker among dead in Seattle crane collapse

An Oregon ironworker was among those who died Saturday in a crane collapse near downtown Seattle. The journeyman ironworker lived in the Portland metro area and was recently married, said Joe Bowers, business manager for the local union that represented him. Bowers declined to name the worker out of respect for the family but said […]

Workforce Southwest Washington Awards Cowlitz County Businesses

Vancouver, Wash. (Mar. 14, 2019) – Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW), the local workforce development board overseeing the public workforce system in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Clark counties, presented the Excellence in Workforce Development Awards to four Cowlitz County organizations at its March 13 board meeting. Awards were given in two categories: Excellence in Building Workforce Partnerships […]

Heart of Oregon Corps gets $1.1 million federal grant

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday that Heart of Oregon Corps is one of 81 programs across the country to be awarded a competitive YouthBuild grant, of $1.1 million. The nationwide total is $85 million for programs in 32 states. …the Central Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Local 290 are committed partners […]

The New Face of Oregon’s Building Trades

Twelve years ago, Robert Camarillo was a full-time structural iron worker active in Iron Workers Local 29. This August, union delegates elected him to the top office of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents the interests of 25,000 construction workers in 21 building trades unions. Read more at nwlaborpress.org