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Kirstie Reeves, 60% Brick Apprentice, was featured in the NW Labor Press article regarding Women in Trades.  Below is the excerpt:

Ben Wall, a 90 percent apprentice, took first place, and will represent Bricklayers Local 1 at regionals in bricklaying.

Oregon's minimum wage will increase in three geographic regions over the next six years  starting on July 1, 2016. Here's what you need to know. 

Under the Ross Island Bridge on Feb. 8, a painter working for nonunion Abhe & Svoboda plummeted 40 feet and landed on a co-worker, his own son, putting both in the hospital with serious injuries. Oregon-OSHA is investigating the accident and will produce a report in the next six months. But co-worker Omar Rubi says he has a pretty good idea what happened.

Why are "Right to Work" laws so wrong?  Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor explains.