Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Precision Castparts workers vote to stay non-union

The vote on whether to join Machinists is 932-1,258

As Obamacare insurance exchanges near launch, labor braces for impact

Labor-affiliated health trusts are locked out of Obamacare’s benefits, and forced to pay its costs

Secret Pacific Rim trade deal on track to completion

Obama's NAFTA-style treaty with 11 Pacific Rim nations is slated for signing in October

Unions call on State of Oregon to sue LIBOR banks, but no action yet

SEIU says the bank scandal cost public pension and other State of Oregon funds $110 million

Without filibuster reform, worker rights will wither

Employers are increasingly lawless as the NLRB sits vacant

Protesters disrupt airport mail facility in Portland

Morning mail runs were blocked in a protest against privatization

Motorcycle ride raises cash for kids

Unions for Kids motorcycle poker run nets a record $64,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive sees sharp increase

This year, union letter carriers collected 37,000 tons of food nationwide, and 526 tons in Oregon

KBOO radio station goes union

The campaign arose after management reduced sick and maternity leave

Machinists in national organizing drive at Oregon’s Jeld-Wen

The Justice for Jeld-Wen Workers campaign is active in 15 states

Union-rebuilt Edith Green federal building: A model green remodel

The 18-story 1974 structure was stripped to its girders and rebuilt as a model of sustainability.

Are TriMet managers too busy to bargain with ATU?

No word from TriMet board as labor battle drags on

Bakers Union organizing video lottery delis one at a time

"Lottery delis" rake it in with video poker, but pay minimum wage with no benefits

Oregon University System getting tough with unions

OUS wants union rights concessions, a shift in health costs and raises less than inflation

Union-backed candidates, measures do well in May primary

Six graduates of the Oregon Labor Candidates School won election in May

Larry Kenney, 1930-2013

The former president of the Washington State Labor Council started as a printers union activist

‘Like’ this: Workers’ rights get an update in the age of social media

NLRB is trying to defend workers protected speech online

SAG-AFTRA closes Oregon office amid protest

Business and governor to union: ‘Don’t go!’