Monthly Archives: May, 2012

UFCW’s Anderson re-elected to Salem Electric Coop

The member-owned co-op serves 20,000 in Salem and Keizer.

Groener named to Clackamas Community College board

The UFCW rep says he will run for re-election.

Labor peace comes, finally, to Vancouver Hilton Hotel

Non-tipped workers will get five 20-cent raises and double pay on Christmas.

Lanning to depart Oregon AFL-CIO

Longtime union political staffer will work full-time at the state Workers Compensation Board.

Anti-union Wisconsin governor faces June 5 recall

In footage released by a documentary-maker, Walker describes his bill as ‘divide and conquer.’

Lawyer games hamper NLRB effort to fulfill its mission

A federal judge strikes down reforms intended to reduce legal delays in union elections.

Union members bowl for MDA

The 23rd annual Muscular Dystrophy Labor Bowl raised $11,202.

Tom Drew, 1935-2012

The long-time federal mediator grew up union.

Change agenda doesn’t happen overnight

Many Oregonians believe their vote doesn’t matter. But we need an attitude of no surrender.

Washington Labor Council ‘opposes’ Herrera Beutler

No established Democrat has filed to run against the one-term anti-union Republican Congresswoman.

Columbia Pacific Building Trades signs deal for coal terminal

Unions pledge support for the project, and its developer pledges to build union.

One-day strike by TriMet Lift operators leads to agreement

Foreign-owned First Group delayed a deal until workers shut down service.

Oregon takes baby step to restoring shop classes

Two union training centers partner with high schools to revitalize career and technical education

To halt layoffs and rescue schools, Mayor Adams dips into little-known internal funds

City workers sigh relief, but wonder: Why a budget rollercoaster when money there all along?

Building Trades’ John Mohlis reappointed to PDC board

At PDC, Mohlis has pushed for minority contracting and apprenticeship training.

At Service Steel, union buster turns campaign around

The company gets every public benefit, but pays felons $10 an hour to cut plate steel.

Unions rally against ‘War on Women’

Nationwide rallies were held as a show of strength against recent threats to women’s rights.

Jeweler closes sidewalk when union shows up

Nonunion R&H Construction and Kassab Jewelers are accused of violating workers rights.

Dosha shoos clients away from pro-union employees

Still no contract, and some workers are pushing to dump the union.

United Way names Machinists W24 ‘Labor Partner of Year’

Organized labor is a major participant in the United Way fundraising campaign.

Unionists step up for Klineline Fish-in

Kids get fishing rods and reel in trout at the annual event.

Strike ends at Cascade Steel. Bargaining continues.

Meanwhile, mid-strike, members vote in new union leadership.