Monthly Archives: July, 2012

BrucePac’s immigrant workforce says no to union

Three years after a union campaign began at BrucePac, vote is more than 3-to-1 against unionizing

Portland’s answer to Union Cab – taxi reform

Portland plans to overhaul taxi rules after a study found shocking labor conditions for drivers.

At Obama fundraiser, union millworkers protest trade policy

As NAFTA-style treaties proliferate, AWPPW has lost thousands of members to mill closures.

Strikers ratify four-year contract with Schnitzer’s Cascade Steel

They get annual raises of up to 2.5 percent, but also will pay more for health coverage.

Carla Floyd, 1949-2012

Floyd led CWA Local 7901 from 1987 to 1996.

Bring Jobs Home

We can’t afford tax incentives that undermine efforts to rebuild America’s economy.

Arbitrator sides with TriMet over union

Health care cost was biggest factor; now, future hires will have no pension

Roseburg techie will lead OSEA

Past president Bonnie Luisi retired and did not seek a second two-year term.

Lennie Ellis succeeds Ron Jones at IBEW 659

Jones retires after 14 years as head of the 2,060-member local.

Seven initiative campaigns vie for Oregon’s November ballot

Unions back corporate kicker, marijuana, and casino measures, and oppose estate tax ban.

AFL-CIO pushes tax break to “bring jobs home”

The Bring Jobs Home Act would also end tax deductibility for offshoring expenses.

Sheet Metal Workers elect John Candioto

Candioto, appointed in December to succeed Len Phillips, won election by a wide margin

New round of trade talks keep public in dark, but not lobbyists

Members of Congress demand Obama administration transparency in Trans-Pacific Partnership

Union-backed coalition calls on Portland to require paid sick leave

A proposed ordinance could make the City a pioneer on human rights and public health

Portland cabbies unite

Facing greedy companies and unresponsive city officials, immigrant taxi drivers called the union

SW Washington Labor Council endorses in August primary

Labor council backs Joe Tanner and Roman Battan for Clark County Commission

Union pickets call on Port of Kalama to ‘Hire Local Labor’

Will Cargill grain terminal’s $100M expansion hire local union labor or low-wage out-of-town crews?

Union labor and pension funds build state-of-the-art hospital on Southern Oregon coast

Coquille Valley Hospital’s new facility was constructed under a union project labor agreement

OSPIRG call center fires a third union activist

Phone canvassers strike an hour to protest the third firing of a member of their bargaining team.

Poker Run winner wins Harley

This year's union charity event raised $55,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital