Worker safety

The Demolition of Workers’ Compensation

All around the country, state legislatures are whittling away at workers’ comp systems…

Washington workers’ comp: Fending off attacks on the system

Republican lawmakers and business interests have pushed to cut benefits to save on premiums…

Oregon workers comp: Low premiums, high benefits. How do they do it?

Some of the savings are, literally, on the backs of workers.…

On the hunt for cancer at Wah Chang

Thousands of workers may have been exposed to radiation…

Federal OSHA’s Silica Neverland

Six years after Obama took office, workers are still waiting for protection from deadly dust.…

Workers Rights
Minimum wage campaign fills Oregon Capitol hearing rooms

Minimum wage campaign fills Oregon Capitol hearing rooms

Backers and opponents traded volley after volley at a hearing on raising Oregon’s minimum wage.…

Port of Portland passes new ‘social equity’ policy

New airline service contractors will have to hire 80% of their workers from the previous contractor…

Clark County residents blast proposed right-to-work resolution

Clark County residents blast proposed right-to-work resolution

Clark County Councilor Dave Madore plans to push local measure targeting public employees…

Collective Bargaining

KGW unions to demonstrate in Pioneer Square April 25

In contract bargaining, Gannett is proposing to eliminate union jurisdiction.…

Trade

Avakian urges Congress to nix TPP trade deal

Panel at AFL-CIO-sponsored event says fast track trade deal is a power grab by large corporations…

Building Community

Labor Bowl raises over $12,000 for MDA

The annual event raises money to help kids with muscular dystrophy.…

Comment

Oregon labor bucks national trend

Oregon is different because our unions work together, fight together, and lead together.…

People

John Mohlis lands Compass Award from Port of Portland

John Mohlis, executive secretary of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, received the Port…