Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance plans first Oregon clay target shoot

The union-backed national conservation group for union hunters and fishers holds its first Oregon event.

A dozen unions plan to boycott 2012 Democratic convention

Building trades unions are unhappy with the choice of anti-union North Carolina for the convention.

Rebutting the anti-union assault: A conversation with Oregon’s teachers union

The OEA’s Richard Sanders and Gail Rasmussen speak up for teachers union principles.

IBEW 125 ratifies new Pacific Power contract

Nine days after voting to strike at Pacific Power, IBEW Local 125 members ratified a new contract.

Avakian, Witt woo building trades unions

Building Trades unions meet on the Oregon coast to consider endorsements and set policy.

Cost of 9/11 attacks for working people: incalculable

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, it's worth looking back at the consequences for working people.

3,000 union jobs at Kaiser’s new Westside hospital

Kaiser's new hospital in Hillsboro is being constructed all-union, and will operate union too.

Union foe Bill Sizemore spends 18 days in jail

The anti-tax crusader jailed for failing to file tax returns; and more jeopardy may be on the way.

Starbucks settles with fired pro-union worker

Starbucks pays a fired Portland barista to settle charges, after federal agency issues complaint.

Portland pub goes union

Workers at The Guild Public House have become members of CWA Local 7901.

AFT Local 111 changes name, elects president

Now it's Portland Federation of School Professionals Local 111.

CWA promotes ‘Dosha Support Day’ Aug. 30

Supporters will go to the union salon for a haircut, and show their union colors.

Garnett tapped to top post at Roofers Local 49

He succeeds Michael Thompson, who stepped down mid-term.

Travis Eri elected to third term at IBEW Local 125

Members will need to show unity as multiple contracts come up for renewal.

Xerox workers call on CEO to save the American Dream

150 workers at a Wilsonville Xerox plant have been working without a contract since July.

Washington labor convenes in SeaTac for jam-packed convention

The state AFL-CIO released its ranking of Washington lawmakers, and it wasn't pretty.

IBEW members vote to strike Pacific Power

If no agreement is reached, workers expect to strike or be locked out the day after Labor Day.

Pro-union, pro-choice: Workers unionize at Planned Parenthood

Workers at Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette voted 97 to 43 SEIU Local 49.

AFL-CIO tallies slew of anti-union votes in Congress

The national AFL-CIO has released its interim rating of members of Congress for 2011.

Backers file second ballot initiative aimed at public employee unions

Former columnist David Reinhard is behind a new initiative campaign aimed at public employee unions.

CWA Local 7901 signs first contract with Free Geek

Twenty-two workers at Free Geek, a local computer recycler, ratified their first union contract July 19.

Unionized lawyers face pink slips

Oregon Law Center plans to lay off a third of its unionized staff, as managers remain untouched.