The Oregon State Building & Construction Trades Council wants to send our heartfelt condolences to the family of George Floyd and to the communities of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Raeford, North Carolina, and Houston, Texas. Our Council is an umbrella organization comprised of 30 affiliate Local Building and Construction Trades Unions, representing tens of thousands of skilled […]
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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 […]
On March 21, Robert Camarillo met with Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici for a conversation about federal legislation to ban asbestos.
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 […]
Robert Camarillo, Executive Secretary of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, and a group of business managers met with Governor Kate Brown at the State Capitol on Wednesday to discuss the legislative agenda and major project updates.
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 […]
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