Workers Rights
Instafab strike article sparks Internet flame war

Instafab strike article sparks Internet flame war

One commenter was especially prolific. It turns out he has a big stake in the discussion.…

You take one of us on, you take all of us on

You take one of us on, you take all of us on

Portland Jobs With Justice carried out a three-hour-long protest June 17, including a rally outside City Hall calling for a $15 minimum…

Trade
Fast-tracking trade deals signed into law

Fast-tracking trade deals signed into law

A week after unions celebrated a setback for Fast Track, the seeming victory came unzipped. …

Union Organizing

OSEA to help build labor movement  in the Deep South

OSEA members will spend two weeks in Alabama helping school employees there unionize…

Retirement

PBGC readies rules to cut retiree pension benefits

Severely distressed union pension plans may soon start cutting benefits for existing retirees.…

Union Democracy

Plumbers and Fitters Local 290 re-elects Al Shropshire

Local 290 represents 4,100 workers in construction, industrial, and shipyards.…

Drew Lindsey outpolls Tim Frew to head IBEW Local 280

Local 280 represents 1,100 electricians in Central Oregon and the Southern Willamette Valley. …

Shirley Block wins top office at ATU 757

Incumbent Bruce Hansen voted out after one term…

Collective Bargaining

UNITE HERE calls first contract a big victory for Portland airport food service workers

Wages will rise $1.40 an hour, and workers will get major scheduling improvements…

Machinists at Bodycote battle for first contract

Camas Bodycote workers voted last June to unionize, but are still trying to get a first…

Jobs

Union pension fund to invest $26 million at Westmoreland Union Manor

Rehabbing the affordable building for Portland seniors will create 290 union construction jobs.…