|Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council|
The Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 brought a little more music into the lives of children in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
Local 26 partnered with CBS EcoMedia—an advertising agency that funds projects of social change—to deliver a grant of $30,000 to Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to free music instruction and teacher training in underfunded U.S. public schools. The donation will provide as many as 500 brand-new instruments to schoolchildren.Read more >>>
This week's update includes:
Statement from Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain On October Unemployment Numbers and State of the Economy
"While the recession may be over for the financial sector, for Wall Street, on main street businesses are still struggling and not enough are hiring."
“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
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on GOP Shutdown and Debt Ceiling
"No party or faction inside a party should hold our economy hostage to extract political gains. We commend President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and the leadership of the Democratic party for standing firm and resisting extortion."
Officers Were Sworn in at a Meeting on February 14th of the Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council (MPYCCLC), AFL-CIO by Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Salem, OR – Delegates from 22 local unions installed Kathy Bonogofski to lead the mid-Willamette Valley labor umbrella group. Kathy Bonogofski, a Chapter President with Oregon School Employees Association, will serve a two-year term as Council President of Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council, a local labor federation chartered by the AFL-CIO. The labor council’s mission is to coordinate local union political efforts, raise organized labor's visibility, and organize a community response when workers are wronged … in short, to build the power of working people.
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