Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Conflict at KBOO sparks effort to unionize

Workers want into CWA Local 7901 after the board moves to make them "at-will" employees.

Union Cab hits the streets

The launch culminates a years-long campaign by immigrant drivers against exploitation.

Obama Administration quietly smothers rule to protect workers

Silica sickens 3,600 a year, but the White House has halted an OSHA rule 38 years in the making

‘Wages, hours and working conditions’ not enough: Unions must speak for all workers

Immigration, same sex marriage … today's unions have moved beyond a 1980s agenda.

Accident at Thompson Metal Fab takes life of Sheet Metal worker

Michael Carpenter, age 33, was killed on the job March 15.

Lin Mayes, 1946-2013

The one-time secretary-treasurer of UFCW Local 555 started as a meatcutter at age 15.

Kathy Morris, 1942-2013

The retired UFCW official was an expert on workers' compensation.

Transit Union ready to meet with TriMet

The two sides await a judge’s ruling on whether negotiations will be open to the public.

Washington CLUB golf event on course to reach $1 million in donations

The charity golf event has been held for the last 13 years in Bremerton.

Teach a kid to fish: Unionists help at Klineline Fish-in

Over two dozen union members volunteered to help more than 3,000 kids ages 5 to 14 learn to fish.

Building trades sign project labor agreement on proposed coal export plant in Longview

Pact encourages local source hiring of construction workers.

Texas Hold’em card tournament raises $4,818 for Doernbecher

The second annual event draws 72 players to the Local 16 hall.

Postal Service backs off plan to end Saturday mail

Postal Service Board of Governors overruled the postmaster’s plan to go to five-day delivery.

IBEW Local 48 Clif Davis resigns to take job with international

VP Gary Young, appointed business manager, will run for re-election

Sequester Out!

At a ‘sit-in’ with U.S. lawmakers Bonamici and Schrader, unionists talk about sequestration cuts

Unions to remember fallen workers

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

Unanimous City Council: Portland workers will have sick leave

How a labor and community alliance improved life for over 250,000 workers

Sick leave mandate causes concern among building trades unions

Union leaders say it could get tricky in a high-wage, short-term industry like construction

Fracture and reunion as nurses unions shift alignments

Nurse associations have merged, split, and morphed as nurses turn toward collective bargaining.

Rally to save U.S. Postal Service delivers big crowd in Portland

Mail centers in Pendleton, Bend will close this year.

SPEEA technical unit accepts Boeing’s offer on second vote

New hires will get a 401(k), not the pension existing members get at highly profitable Boeing.