Collective Bargaining

ONA goes public with staffing problems at Springfield hospital

PeaceHealth Riverbend gets more nurse staffing complaints than any other Oregon hospital…

Multnomah County commits to $15 minimum wage for all employees

About 400 temps and on-call workers would also reach $15 in 2016…

Retirement
Congress passes major change to law on union pensions

Congress passes major change to law on union pensions

Told no bailout would be coming, trustees asked for the right to trim benefits to save the fund …

Building Community

Presents from Partners

Presents from Partners

The annual labor-sponsored event brings Christmas to families of the unemployed…

Getting books into the hands of kids

Getting books into the hands of kids

At Boise Eliot school, Portland Federation of School Professionals sponsored a book giveaway…

Workers Rights

Port of Portland will consider a “social equity” policy for airport workers

Port of Portland will consider a “social equity” policy for airport workers

PDX lags behind other West Coast airports in raising standards for low-wage service workers …

Oregon

Legislative committee assignments improve Oregon labor chances in 2015

Paul Holvey will head House Labor, and Michael Dembrow will chair a new Workforce Committee…

Union Democracy

Washington AFL-CIO re-elects leadership

All candidates ran unopposed. The elections are every four years.…

People

OR AFL’s Elana Guiney leaves for governor’s office

She'll replace Duke Shepard, and her position will be filled by Russell Sanders and Graham Trainor…