Forterra Statement Regarding Approval of New OPIEU Local 8 Bargaining Unit

Today, Forterra released the following statement regarding a segment of employees’ affirmative vote on approval of a new OPIEU Local 8 bargaining unit:

“We are proud of Forterra’s inclusive workplace and excellent pay and benefits, and we’re excited to continue doing the important work of protecting Washington’s wild places and local communities.”

 –Rachel Valdez, Chief People, Culture, and Technology Officer


Forterra Communications


Forterra is an unconventional land trust that works across Washington’s communities and landscapes, from the ranches and shrub-steppe of the Yakima basin, to the estuaries, farms and forests of Washington’s coast, reaching more than 100 counties, cities, towns and rural communities. Working cooperatively with people and nature, Forterra drives land stewardship, management and planning; innovative programs and policies; farming and forestry approaches; community ownership opportunities; and development solutions. Visit 

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