Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance shooting tour makes first stop in Oregon

The conservation group is recruiting union members who like to hunt, shoot, and fish.

Labor marches in solidarity with Occupy Portland

In a march called by labor organizations, Portlanders turn out to show support for Occupy Portland.

Xerox strike averted

Overall, workers made concessions in the contract, despite Xerox’ profitability.

Daimler Portland adds union jobs

It seems the union workforce at Portland’s former Freightliner truck plant is competitive after all.

Davis to chair IBEW’s District 9 pension fund

IBEW Local 48 business manager Clif Davis will chair a pension fund with assets of over $600 million.

Strike plans shelved; workers reach tentative deal at Xerox

Members vote Oct. 25 whether to approve the contract.

Workers protest inside Vancouver Hilton

The event was part of the AFL-CIO’s "America Wants to Work" national week of action.

IBEW organizer appointed to convention center board

Bob Carroll succeeds Ed Barnes on the Vancouver Public Facilities District board of directors.

Labor Council weighs in on Clackamas County urban renewal

NOLC also backs measures in West Linn and Beaverton.

Fightback continues in Wisconsin, Ohio

In Wisconsin, a recall. In Ohio, a referendum.

We are the 99 percent: Unions get behind the Occupy movement

Unions line up in support of Occupy Wall Street as the movement explodes.

Wilsonville factory workers vote to strike at Xerox

Profitable printer maker wants to cut disability benefit even after workers agreed to freeze pension.

They’re baaaack: Eyman, liquor privatization return to Washington ballot

Washington voters decide Nov. 8 whether to privatize liquor stores as Costco proposes.

Congress passes trade treaties with Korea, Colombia, Panama

By lopsided margins, Congress approved NAFTA-style trade deals that were opposed by labor.

Family health coverage tops $15,000 a year

Unionized firms are more likely to provide health benefits.

Occupy Portland: 10,000 march to protest Wall Street misrule

Local unionists marched, brought food, and stood in support of Occupy Portland.

Dosha fires pro-union worker

A massage therapist is terminated after wearing red feather earrings.

Clay, Anderson re-elected at UFCW 555

Oregon's largest private-sector union holds a leadership vote.

‘Save Our Postal Service’

USPS workers and supporters rallied around the country Sept. 27 to demand Congress avert default.

Excelsior Packaging pays $175,000 to settle charges

The penalty is for refusing to bargain when it sold its Vancouver factory to Mercury Plastics.

Matt Eleazer succeeds Keith Wright at Bricklayers Local 1

Keith Wright retired Sept. 1 after nearly six years as business manager of 600-member Bricklayers Local 1.

Jim Pauley succeeds Iron Workers’ Lee Worley

Portland Iron Worker Lee Worley has gone to work for the international union in DC.