Rep. Mike Schaufler Allegedly Groped Avakian Staffer


WW has learned that state Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) is in hot water because of his actions at the state AFL-CIO convention in Eugene Sept. 26-28. Schaufler, a five-term legislative veteran, is a former union contractor who co-chairs the powerful House Business and Labor Committee. He has earned a reputation in Salem as an outspoken, hard-drinking advocate for the working man, who aggressively ...   More
Thursday, October 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

BREAKING: Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO, is Strongly Considering a Run for Mayor


Tom Chamberlain, a former Portland firefighter and current president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, tells WW he is strongly considering running for mayor of Portland."I have had a number of people call me in the last two weeks about running," Chamberlain says, "and I haven't said no."Mayor Sam Adams announced this month he would not seek re-election. Chamberlain would enter a mayoral field currently dominated ...   More
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Two Interesting Names On Gov's Appointment List

Oregon State Capitol.

The Senate Rules Committee today will entertain a long slate of Gov. John Kitzhaber's appointments to various boards and commissions. Many of the positions are obscure, but two names on the list stand out.Tom Chamberlain, the president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, is headed for the Port of Portland Commission. That is a plum assignment, which often includes some overseas travel and the opportunity to rub ...   More
Thursday, April 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fire Union Boss Calls It Quits

Portland Firefighters Association Local 43 President Ken Burns told his members in a letter [PDF] yesterday that he will not seek re-election to a second term next month. Time has sped by at an alarming rate. I have three boys still at home; two of whom will be out of the house within two years. So many of you have been very supportive and encouraging which has made this a difficult decision, ...   More
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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