Workers Rights
Up with the minimum wage: A movement on the rise

Up with the minimum wage: A movement on the rise

In the wake of Seattle’s $15 an hour, minimum wage campaigns are igniting all over the country.…

Will the minimum wage movement come to Oregon?

Will the minimum wage movement come to Oregon?

Cities are pre-empted by state law, but unions are planning to push a statewide increase in 2015…

Labor steps up big-time to help pass paid Eugene sick leave

Labor steps up big-time to help pass paid Eugene sick leave

Supporters vow to hold County Commissioners accountable for attempt to thwart Eugene…

Politics
Unionist runs for seat in Oregon Legislature

Unionist runs for seat in Oregon Legislature

Scott Mills of Painters Local 1094 challenges GOP incumbent Vic Gilliam in south Clackamas County…

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

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

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

Jobs

It’s a ‘Race to the Top’ for Portland Public Schools’ CEO pay, but pink slips for its lowest-paid

With superintendent's $66,000 raise, the district could have hired three people…

Buy Union

A quest to find Union Beer

A quest to find Union Beer

It’s not easy to ID union-made beer. There’s no union label, and little accurate, up-to-date info. …

Union Democracy

Jack Roy follows Ken Morgan as head of Laborers Local 296

The 900-member local represents construction and shipyard laborers…

Comment

Give ex-offenders a Fair Chance to find a job and a home

Labor is joining community groups to push a Fair Chance policy at the City of Portland…

Green Jobs

Musicians Union hall goes solar

The union hall benefits from a new Oregon pilot program of feed-in tariffs…