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

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIPs:  Two $1,000 scholarships awarded


  1. Graduating High School Senior or Currently Attending a College or University
  2. Son or Daughter of an Oregon State Building Trades member
  3. Short essay (200-300 words) on the reasons for wishing to attend college and receive a higher education.  Include future career goals.

DEADLINE DATE:  Applications must be received by the selection committee no later than 5:00pm on Friday, July 21, 2017

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000.00


  1. Graduating High School Senior
  2. Son or Daughter of Union Building Trades Member
  3. Minimum 500 word essay on why this scholarship is important to you


Columbia St SW #107
Olympia, WA 98501
360-357-6778 phone
360-357-6783 fax

DEADLINE DATE:  June 30, 2017

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.