Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Elections make a difference

Support candidates who fight for fairness, equality, and opportunity.

Don Willner, 1926-2012

Willner, lawmaker and union attorney, worked with Cesar Chavez and represented Oregonian strikers.

Doris Buck, 1913-2012

The UFCW leader once bargained the highest wage rates in the U.S. poultry industry.

Salmon for dogs: Machinists District Lodge W24 raises $12,500

A fishing fundraiser aids a union-sponsored guide dog charity.

UO opposes union unit in ERB filing

UO spent $25,000 for a consultant to prepare a web page expressing common anti-union themes.

Wyden tells labor he opposes Medicare “vouchers”

But Wyden favors "premium support" for those wanting private insurance instead of Medicare.

IBEW 48 union hall gets electric vehicle charging stations

Senator Merkley and U.S. Rep Bonamici came out to unveil 9 electric charging "pumps."

Unions to remember fallen workers

Oregon workers who died on the job last year will be remembered at ceremonies in Portland and Salem.

36 died on the job in Oregon in 2011

Another 6 Oregonians died in combat.

Laborers to Portland City Council: Stop the Cuts

Looking to avert cuts in roads and parks, union finds $120 million in an obscure City fund.

Cascade Steel security guard injures striker

Police issue a citation after a striker is pushed by a car.

300 workers strike at Cascade Steel in McMinnville

Profitable Schnitzer Steel is demanding concessions from its union workers.

Occupy TriMet, and fire the general manager, ATU says

An April rally inspired by Occupy Boston is also the kickoff of a local union petition drive.

Marty Blake, 1937-2012

Blake led SEIU Local 49 and was SEIU international vice president until he retired in 1983.

Labor songwriter Harry Stamper, 1944-2012

The longshore worker's song about worker safety is part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection.

Marion-Polk-Yamhill labor council elects new officers

Former president Joe Munger and vice president Kathy Bonogofski switch places.

Firings lead to union effort at Dave’s Killer Bread

Workers say rapid expansion is changing the character of the family-run business.

Union musicians back Inner City Blues Festival for single payer

For Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester, universal health care is personal.

University of Oregon faculty on track to unionize

A major factor is growing concern among faculty about the “corporatization” of the university.

Sordid Sizemore saga continues

‘I am not a convicted racketeer!’ Bill Sizemore declares in new federal lawsuit.

Unionists sentenced for Aveda occupation

CWA 7901 president Madelyn Elder and Portland JWJ activist Laurie King will do community service.

Dosha pays $7,000 to fired massage therapist

The five-location salon also posts notices promising to remove surveillance cameras.