Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Pacific Power slashes workforce

Four months after a $50 billion dividend, Pacific Power cuts workers, some of whom had moved to take the job.

Laborers sign two home energy contractors

Retrofitters Abacus and Faison commit to being "high road" employers

Transit union members elect new leadership

Bruce Hansen takes office amid a protracted dispute with TriMet, Local 757’s largest employer.

IBEW brings light to boys home

IBEW Local 48 members at West Side Electric replaced old lighting fixtures at Parrott Creek Ranch

Union janitors march in show of strength

Portland Mayor Sam Adams and both candidates to succeed him show up in support

Lessons from the Wisconsin recall election

What Wisconsin foreshadows in November is a battle of epic proportion.

Keith Johnson, 1930-2012

The Woodworkers president was part of the national AFL-CIO leadership in the 1970s and '80s.

Initiative to end corporate kicker headed for ballot

Our Oregon's initiative is one of at least eight with a chance to make the Oregon ballot.

Letter carrier announces hunger strike

Jamie Partridge and seven others will fast four days in DC to protest postal cuts.

Tim Frew reelected at IBEW 280

Local still suffering nearly 30 percent unemployment

Homeless camp gets union sponsors

But city fines are mounting for Right 2 Dream Too

Wisconsin the morning after

Labor fails to oust nemesis, but regains state senate

Trees Inc accused of harassing union steward

NLRB is looking into the allegations