Portland Carpenters union agrees to sensitivity class after alleged misconduct on picket lines
- by Jeff Manning, The Oregonian
Pickets lined up at more than 20 construction sites, including seven where Hoffman was the general contractor. The picketing got ugly at some locations, particularly in Portland's South Waterfront District where Hoffman was building condo towers and at The Nines, the luxury hotel built atop Macy's downtown store.
Pickets hurled racial epithets, derogatory sexual comments and threatening remarks at people who crossed the picket line, Hoffman officials claimed. There were also allegations of damage to cars parked near the site and other vandalism.