Union Organizing

Union campaign crushed at Portland Specialty Baking

In three weeks, union support went from 61 percent to 23 percent. Here's what happened. …

PSU won’t fight union campaign among its grad students

Portland State University administrators won’t fight against a union effort among 800 graduate student teaching and research assistants. On Feb. 1, a…

Portland
Portland mayoral candidates square off at labor council meeting

Portland mayoral candidates square off at labor council meeting

Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey sparred over campaign contributions and contrasted their records.…

Oregon

Oregon Legislature: A lot at stake for working people

Lawmakers debate minimum wage, wage theft, UI for locked-out workers, and affordable housing.…

Governor Brown appoints two labor nominees to workers’ comp committee

Kevin Billman of UFCW and IBEW Local 48 staff attorney Diana Winther are nominees for MLAC.…

Washington

SW Washington union officials meet with Governor Inslee

Inslee said he supports a minimum wage raise, paid sick leave, and an I-5 replacement bridge.…

Washington State Labor Council opposes carbon tax Initiative 732

I-732 was supposed to be revenue neutral, but would cost the state $914 million over four years.…

Trade

Laid-off Oregon union millwright goes to D.C.

Steve Phillips of AWPPW – Rep. DeFazio’s guest at State of the Union – didn’t like…

Eugene City Council votes to oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

The vote follows a campaign by Oregon Strong Voice Lane County, a project of the Oregon…

Union retirees speak against proposed TPP trade deal

In Oregon, U.S Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio say they will oppose the…

Workers Rights

Southern Oregon University pays $2.5 million wage settlement to workers who built new campus dorms

The settlement wasn’t about cheating workers, but about how the university handled bidding.…

Analysis

Union membership slips in Oregon, grows in Washington

In Wisconsin, union membership takes a tumble.…