Laborers' Local 483 is a member run, rank and file union. We strive to build a good life for our families and work hard to serve our communities! As union members we unite to stand up for respect and fairness at work. We fight to maintain good jobs and safe work conditions. Together we seek to build communities that respect all workers’ rights to organize. Together we can unite to build a better future for all.


Economist's Funding Presentation for PP&R

Peter Donahue's presentation with some new information about unfilled vacancies equating to $55 million. Thank you for watching and sharing. If this makes you angry OR hopeful, please be sure to attend the Rally and Budget Hearing on May 9th 5PM at the World Forestry Center! Find more details below.

Did You Hear About the Mayor’s Proposed Budget?!

  • Closing Community Centers!

  • Private Leasing of Laurelhurst Dance Studio, Hillside and Fulton Community Centers!

  • Violating Racial Equity Plan!

  • Loss of 70 Full and Part-Time Positions!

  • Losses and Reductions in Programs!

$6.3 Million Cut to PP&R!

 Tell Parks Commissioner Fish and the City Council to stand up for your services!

Commissioner Fish’s Office: 503-823-4682 | nick@portlandoregon.gov

Make YOUR Priorities Heard!

In an effort to keep the PP&R budget cuts in the press and pressure on City Council, we are encouraging you to write editorials to local newspaper outlets.

Any letter's you write should be submitted by Wednesday the 15th to have effect on the Wednesday 22nd City Council vote. When you submit a letter, it would be helpful to know where and we can address other outlets to get better coverage.

City Council will be voting on this budget

Wednesday, May 22 from 2:00 - 3:30PM at City Hall.

Please show up and get your letters in ASAP! Wear green for Parks!

For more information, please contact Christina Harris at (503) 239-5676.

Want to Get Involved?

Tom Colett has obtained a list of all community center customers. We will be using this list to host several phone banking sessions at the Union Office.

Food will be provided!

We are getting very close to voting time, and everyone's efforts count! Please attend these phone banks if you can, this is an opportunity to activate people that we know regularly use and enjoy the services you and community centers provide!

Phone Banking - Session 1 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Phone Banking - Session 2 - Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Phone Banking - Session 3 - Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm

***Phone Banking - Session 4 - Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm***

Where: Laborers' Local 483, 1125 SE Madison St #206, Portland, OR 97214

For more information, please contact Christina Harris at (503) 239-5676.

Looking for Work?

Contact Laborers' Local 737 for information on construction work and their apprenticeship program. Call 541-801-2209 or link to their site.

Union Power is only as strong
as its workers, UNITED!
— Resa Allen, Steward from Metro Parks