By Doug Cunningham
When neo-Nazis and fascists held their free speech rally in Portland Oregon just days after two people were brutally murdered trying to defend muslim women from a neo-nazi, the regional Carpenters union knew which side it was on.
Ben Basom is Director of Organizing and Communications with the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters.
[Ben Basom]: "These types of groups - these right-wing extremists - have a long history of opposing organized labor. So it's very important as organized labor that we do what we can to oppose them.
And we feel that opposing these types of fascist and racist activities in our city is very important, as organized labor, because it's us standing up for our members and for all marginalized carpenters, for one, but also for marginalized communities as a whole."