History of PCUN: Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United)
PCUN is Oregon’s farmworkers union and the largest Latino organization in the state. It was founded in 1985 by eighty farmworkers, who created an organization that would grow to register more than 6,000 members, 98 percent of which are Mexican and Central American immigrants, and to encompass a wide variety of organizing projects — including a community radio station. Its history is now being archived in partnership with the University of Oregon Special Collections. Join PCUN leaders and UO archives staff to learn more about the history and future of PCUN.
History Pub is a monthly event organized by McMenamins, Holy Names Heritage Center, and OHS, and supported by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition (funded via Oregon Cultural Trust), where you can listen to lively local history while sipping on a pint of handcrafted ale.