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On the set for Russell Crowe’s latest movie, “Noah,” Mario Pignard Jr. had the challenging task to create the impression of daylight in the middle of the night for an area larger than three football fields on Long Island. A highly specialized motion picture lighting technician, his skills were honed by other large projects, such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, when he used nine to 12 generators to light lower Manhattan’s bridges and business district. Read the full article>>>

“Too many voters are being disenfranchised in this country, and much of it is intentional,” said Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain. “In too many states we have seen calculated efforts to lower voter registration, the deliberate spreading of misinformation, improper purging of voter rolls and more. What’s worse is that the Supreme Court failed to stand up for voting rights just months ago.”
 


 

March for Immigration Reform in Hermiston





 

A dozen union members showed up on a cloudy Sunday for the Lane County Labor Council and Oregon AFL-CIO's first joint canvass.  With a lot of enthusiasm and good walking shoes, they visited working families in Springfield precincts, talking about John Kitzhaber and Pat Riggs-Henson with fellow union members.  "It was important for us to be out there," said Tom Shackelford, ATU 757.  "Union members need good information to counter all those TV attack ads - they need to know which candidates will really stand up for us."  The next two canvasses are on Wednesday, October 13 and Saturday, October 16.  Come help us get the word out to our members!

Have you watched the youtube video of Chris Dudley talking about his plan to lower Oregon's minimum wage??!  Yes!  This wealthy ex-basketball player, with his wealthy friends, believes that $8.50 an hour is too high!!  Come out this Saturday morning, 11:30 am, 1653 Willamette in Eugene (the Eugene Veterans Memorial Building), and tell him that you disagree!  He'll be appearing there, as will John Kitzhaber, at a forum sponsored by the League of Oregon Cities. 

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