Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Oregon Legislature moves on prevailing wage, union-busting, PERS, and tuition equity

Tuition equity, backed by Oregon AFL-CIO, moved swiftly to the governor's signature.

Don’t rely on politicians, Avakian tells union retirees

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian was the keynote at Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans convention

Judge unable to determine whether public has the right to attend TriMet/ATU Local 757 negotiations

Local 757 wants negotiations to be open to the public, without restrictions.

Voters recall water district commissioner in union-backed campaign

Residents of the Clackamas River Water District voted to recall Commissioner Patricia Holloway.

Oregon Nurses Association joins American Federation of Teachers

ONA says the move will enhance nurses' voice in an era of hospital consolidation and cost-cutting

For soon-released inmates, hope of a union construction career

A first-time skills class prepares 16 female inmates for high-wage construction jobs on release