Val Hoyle

Val Hoyle Oregon Labor Commissioner. Val Hoyle was born at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California on February 14th, 1964 and grew up in a proud union household in New England. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in...

David Gaba

David Gaba Arbitrator and Mediator, Compass Law Group PS Inc. David Gaba is a graduate of the University of Nebraska receiving his J.D. from the College of Law in 1984 and his M.B.A. in 1987. Since joining the bar he served as an attorney for the Department of Labor,...

Mark Brenner

Mark Brenner (LERC), UFCW Local 555, IUPAT Local 10 Mark is a career instructor at University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center, where he focuses on teaching and leadership development. He is best known for his 12-year tenure directing Labor Notes, a...

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly Labor Journalist — Teen Vogue, The New Republic Kim Kelly is a freelance writer and organizer born in rural South Jersey and currently based in Philadelphia. She is the labor columnist for Teen Vogue, and a columnist on class and labor at the New Republic....

Graham Trainor

Graham Trainor President, Oregon AFL-CIO Graham grew up in a small, rural, Midwestern town in the heart of the historical stronghold of the American automobile  manufacturing industry, not far from the birthplace of the United Automobile Workers. His grandfather, a...

Diana Winther

Diana Winther Co-Planner, General Counsel, IBEW Local 48. Diana attended Lewis and Clark Law School. Prior to becoming general counsel of IBEW Local 48 in 2015, Diana was a law clerk at St. Andrew Legal Clinic, the Oregon Education Association, the Labor Education and...

Caren Sencer

Caren Sencer Weinberg Roger& Rosenfeld. Caren Sencer is a shareholder in the Alameda office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. Since 2004, she has represented unions in all aspects of labor and employment law, as well as provided institutional advice to...