Local 169 News

Apply to the 2020 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship by April 1

Apply to the 2020 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship by April 1

In 1981 the W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Fund was established as a living memorial to the late W. Vernie Reed, General Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, who represented our Northwest Region. Since that time, the scholarship fund...

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Training Available to Prep for Commercial Driver Licenses

Training Available to Prep for Commercial Driver Licenses

If you wish to drive a commercial motor vehicle, you’ll need a Commercial Driver License (CDL). Obtaining a CDL is a smart move for any union member because contractors need employees that have the commercial driver license. “It’s going to make our union members more...

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Popularity of Unions Surge Across All Political Parties

Popularity of Unions Surge Across All Political Parties

  Over the past decade, approval of labor unions has surged by about 16-17 percentage points across all parties. Democrats are still more likely to support unions, with approval standing at around 80 percent among self-identified party supporters. A little under...

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Congratulations to Recent Local 169 Apprenticeship Graduates

Congratulations to Recent Local 169 Apprenticeship Graduates

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Laborers' Union Local 169 Apprenticeship Program. Featured in the picture above, their name are Ernesto Vazquez-Ceja, Richard Perez, Luther Clayton, Adam White, Miguel Espinoza-Guevara, Brian Piccolo, Manuel Enriquez and...

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2019 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Awarded to Alondra Ramirez

2019 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Awarded to Alondra Ramirez

The winner of 2019 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship is Alondra Ramirez. Congratulations Alondra! In 1981 the W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Fund was established as a living memorial to the late W. Vernie Reed, General Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers’ International Union of...

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