Monthly Archives: December, 2011

OSPIRG fundraiser fires pro-union workers

Workers at Fund for the Public Interest’s Portland call center voted in October to unionize.

TriMet uses its public email list to score points against union

A government agency emails the public to say its employee compensation is out-of-line.

IBEW volunteers help deck the halls at The Grotto

Union electricians install half a million lights, and fiberoptic and animated displays, each year.

No more political games: Unemployment insurance is a human right

By Tom Chamberlain, Oregon AFL-CIO President

JWJ picks Dosha as 2011 “Scrooge of the Year”

Dosha Salon Spa was elected “Scrooge of the Year” at a Dec. 10 fundraiser

Merkley backs constitutional amendment to regulate money in politics

The amendment would overturn the Supreme Court's Citizen United ruling.

Labor activists observe Human Rights Day

Leafleters took the message to Portland mall shoppers.

Tackett, Petroff re-elected to Northwest Oregon Labor Council

Officers will be sworn in at the Jan. 23 delegates meeting.

In Salem, a union holiday party for kids

The annual event is now in its 71st year.

Parry Center workers reject campaign to bust their union

Now workers must get a contract at a non-profit that spent $65,000+ to bust the union.

Machinists approve four-year extension with Boeing

The deal ends the highest-profile federal labor law case in decades.

U.S. Bank drops ATM fees for unemployed after union protest

Oregon’s state treasurer appears to have responded to SEIU’s appeal to bargain better terms.