Collective Bargaining

New contract for AFSCME members at Metro

If ratified, 300+ workers will get 2.82% raises, and pay an extra 2% of health insurance premiums…

West Coast ports remain open as ILWU continues negotiations for new deal

Key concerns include saving jobs in the era of robotics, and the Obamacare "Cadillac" tax…

Workers Rights

Supreme Court decision in Harris v Quinn creates “right-to-work” situation for home care workers

Noel Canning, a separate decision, will create bureaucratic headache for the NLRB.…

Unions back effort to stop unjust discrimination against applicants with criminal records

Unions back effort to stop unjust discrimination against applicants with criminal records

The "ban the box" campaign wants employers and landlords to give ex-offenders a chance.…

Buy Union

Raise a cup to Solidarity: New beer will take its name from a local union

Raise a cup to Solidarity: New beer will take its name from a local union

A Bend, Oregon, brewer wants to show appreciation for Insulators Local 36…

Comment

Supreme Court decision is the latest to shift toward corporate power

Harris v Quinn won’t stop union movement from evolving to meet the needs of 21st Century workers…

Jobs

Staples boycott grows

Unions boycott Staples after it contracts with USPS to staff mini-post offices in stores.…

Reinvigorating Portland’s shipyard: Vigor’s massive new dry dock could mean hundreds of jobs

13 years after selling America’s largest floating dry dock, Vigor bringing one back to Portland …

Politics

Marijuana legalization heading for the Oregon ballot, with likely union support

Meanwhile, paid petitioners go on strike at competing legalization campaign…