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Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses Jonathan

Kevin Lux, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council informed Jonathan that he had been endorsed by the Council, which represents approximately 20,000 workers. We are thrilled!

Mar
5
2024

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Operating Engineers Local 701 Climbs Aboard!

And yet another union joins our worker-powered campaign: On March 1st, the executive board of Operating Engineers Local 701 voted unanimously to support Jonathan's bid to represent the people of District 2 on the Portland City Council.

Mar
1
2024
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Starbucks Workers Take Big Step!

Just moments ago, Workers United let the world know that a long campaign against Starbucks—a company that used some of the worst union-busting tactics—reached an important juncture... which is laid out in the statement below. "Congrats to all the workers who stood together in solidarity and fought as one!," Jonathan said immediately on hearing the news.

Feb
27
2024
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The Campaign For Workers Rolls On! Laborers Throw Support to Jonathan.

Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 737 today announced its support for Jonathan's campaign to be the voice for working people in Portland.

Feb
12
2024
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IUPAT Adds Another Labor Voice To Jonathan's Campaign

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 5 announced its support for Jonathan's campaign, noting his long history advocating on the part of working people.

Feb
5
2024
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Jonathan Submits Testimony on Ordinance to Ban Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Jonathan Tasini today submitted the following public testimony to city staff in light of a proposed ordinance to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers:

Jan
31
2024
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Portland Mercury Chats With Jonathan

Jonathan Tasini, 67, lives in North Portland’s Boise-Eliot neighborhood. Tasini is a well-known figure in the labor activist community, having served as the president of the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) from 1990 to 2003. During that time, he was the lead plaintiff in a Supreme Court case (New York Times v. Tasini), and won, helping set a precedent for freelance writer rights. 

Jan
19
2024
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IronWorkers Local 29 Gives Nod To Jonathan Tasini

IronWorkers Local 29 has endorsed Jonathan Tasini's campaign for City Council District #2.

"I had the chance to see first-hand the incredible work IronWorkers Local 29 does with its apprenticeship program and so I'm especially honored to receive the endorsement of a union that works so hard to train its members and to raise living standards for working people," said Jonathan Tasini.

Jan
2
2024
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UAW Endorses Jonathan

Today, Region 6 of the United Auto Workers announced its endorsement of Jonathan's campaign for City Council.

"It's my pleasure to inform you on behalf of UAW Region 6 we have given our sole endorsement for your campaign for Portland City Council in D2. Feel free to mention publicly that UAW has endorsed you" wrote Region 6 political director Emily Myers.

"As a 30-plus year proud member of the UAW, I am especially thrilled to receive the union's sole endorsement for this race," Jonathan said.

Dec
18
2023
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IBEW Supports Jonathan Tasini's Worker-Centered Campaign

In a unanimous vote December 4th 2023, Local 48 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers endorsed Jonathan Tasini's campaign for City Council.

"I am honored to have the endorsement of the IBEW," said Jonathan Tasini.

Dec
7
2023