Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Oregon Senate confirms Kitzhaber appointees

Dozens of Kitzhaber appointees were confirmed, including including a handful important to labor.

We can’t endorse based solely on a political party

While many Democrats are, at best, passive on our issues, there ARE politicians who care.

New coalition to advocate for universal health care in Oregon

Seven labor unions joined 21 community organizations to form a new coalition.

Rally demands reinstatement of New Seasons worker

Was a New Seasons worker fired for eating tofu, or because he spoke up for workers rights?

Unions promote home fire safety at hockey game

Plumbers 290 and Fire Fighters Local 43 tied 0-0 tie at the annual “Broom Ball” Winterhawks match.

AFL-CIO backs Inslee over McKenna for Washington governor

The early endorsement comes as Republican McKenna leads in the polls.

Portland JwJ stages six protests in six hours

Two busloads of union supporters participate in a roving protest for good jobs, no cuts.

ILWU and EGT sign 5-year deal at Longview grain terminal

The contract ends a several-year battle over who would operate the $200 million grain facility.

Occupy Aveda: Unionists turn up pressure on Dosha

Aveda sites are leafletted in six cities, while in Portland, pickets and a brief occupation.

Strikes were up in 2011, but still extremely rare

The Verizon and NFL strikes were the year's biggest.

Labor Law forum draws 280 union reps, shop stewards

A new rule says private employers must display a poster explaining workers’ rights to form a union.

IBEW Local 48 member uses Heimlich to save life of colleague

Kim Gilliam's quick reaction came two weeks after an EC company first aid training.