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Feb 14

Bloomberg Cites Oregon as State with Best Performing Economy

We've noticed that things have picked up in the local economy.  Now independent analysts are recognizing that Oregon's economic engine has been churning along pretty well.  The Oregonian reviews a Bloomberg study...

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Feb 14

Goodman's to Invest $1.5 Billion in Portland Development

Between a skittish stock market and foreign uncertainties it's a little hard to get a read on the economy.  If local investors are any indication, construction still looks very promising in the the Portland market.  Here's a local story about how the Goodman's are planning to reshape downtown Portland....

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Jan 25

Oregon Convention Center Hotel Clears Hurdles

After intractable opposition from a group of Portland hotel operators, an agreement has finally been reached which clears the way for construction of a new Portland Convention Center Hotel.  The project includes public funding components and labor agreements which will assure many local union construction jobs.  The project should also significantly improve employment for our union's Trade Show professionals by becoming the cornerstone of new OCC Trade Show marketing efforts.  Here's a link to the Oregonian's coverage.

Dec 26

Pre-Retirement Workshop Scheduled in Portland

A pre-retirement workshop for members participating in the OR/SW Washington Carpenters Pension Trust has been scheduled for January 16.  Members 50 years of age or older are encouraged to attend. (Click on Headline for additional details)

Oct 28

Local SIB Contingent Tackles Learning Center Improvements

Volunteers help upgrade playground facilities for Peninsula Children's Learning Center

Brooklyn, Heather and Emily Pause for a photo.
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Aug 25

Delegates Represent LU 1503 at International Convention

International Delegates (left to right) Tony Vasquez, Dale Dvorak, Erik Savage, Don Ball, Paul Richter and Cliff Puckett stand in front of the Speakers Rostrum following today's lunch at the UBC International Convention.
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  Our Delegates will be reporting back to us about the UBC International Convention at future meetings.

Aug 18

Make Plans Now to Attend LU 1503's Labor Day Picnic

Fun, Food, Friends: Three good reasons to attend the LU 1503 Labor Day Picnic at Oaks Park.

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Jul 12

Flugtag Construction: Live and Direct from the PNCI

Monitor construction progress at the PNCI.  Ok, its not exactly a live feed, but we do have a short video of our Ace Flugtag construction team meticulously gluing down the wing skin for the Z100 entry.

Jul 12

NW Carpenters and Z100 Catch Some Air with Red Bull Flugtag

Union carpenters and staff are busy building an entry for Z100's entry in this year's Red Bull Flugtag.  Follow progress by viewing our live feed from the PNCI

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May 07

Presidential Visit Draws TPP Opponents

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