Workers Rights

Airlines threaten to sue over modest labor reforms at PDX

Port of Portland proposal would require $13 total hourly compensation in future airport service contracts …

Right to work initiatives filed in Oregon

Right to work initiatives filed in Oregon

Anti-union forces are campaigning across the United States to pass state and local “right-to-work” laws…

Portland considers ‘Ban the Box’ ordinance

Portland considers ‘Ban the Box’ ordinance

The ordinance would give people with criminal records a better shot at becoming employed. …

Amid union activity, Grand Central Baking closes cafe

Amid union activity, Grand Central Baking closes cafe

Laborers Local 483 says Sawtooth Cafe closed early after an employee protest …

Madore floats right to work resolution in Clark County, Washington

County employees could get the benefits of a union without having to pay for it.…

Collective Bargaining
Machinists conduct informational picket at Bodycote in Camas

Machinists conduct informational picket at Bodycote in Camas

Workers are having a tough time getting a first union contract…

AFSCME wins big gains for Metro temp workers

AFSCME wins big gains for Metro temp workers

An agreement between the Metro regional government and AFSCME Local 3580 will deliver raises of up to $3.92 an hour to about…

Gannett pushes an exotic proposal at KGW, KING-TV

Three unions — IATSE, IBEW, and SAG/AFTRA gear up for conflict…

Swan Island shipyard workers reject contract offers

The unions also win an unfair labor practice charge at Vigor Shipyard…

New Hilton contract raises wages above $15

The contract will cover about 265 workers at the largest of Portland's four union hotels…

Trade

Labor ramps up fight against free trade deal

AFL-CIO is freezing all political contributions while the fast track debate is on.…

Comment

Trade deals that work for workers

For decades, the benefits of trade deals haven’t trickled down to working families.…

People

Labor educator Lynn Feekin to retire

Feekin has been at University of Oregon 21 years …