Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Planned occupation of NW Portland’s main post office thwarted

Department of Homeland Security police stood in a post office entrance.

Tom Gates, 1943-2013

The letter carriers union leader joined USPS in 1978.

City of Portland contract talks enter mediation

Preventing a deal is a City proposal that paves the way to contracting out

UFCW’s Gillispie tapped to chair school board

The longtime labor leader was elected chair of North Clackamas School District

Bradken foundry: No contract, a year after union vote

Workers are seeking a fair and transparent pay scale

David Cecil named chief of staff at AFT-Oregon

The former graduate teaching fellow has 13 years in the labor movement

Oregon unions sign tentative pacts for 22,000 state workers

SEIU and AFSCME members will get modest cost-of-living raises

2013: Not a good year for labor in Olympia

After two Democrats defected, Washingtonians got a bitterly partisan Legislature

Washington AFL-CIO convention: ‘Labor can’t do it alone’

Resolution calls for continued fight for new I-5 bridge with light rail

ERB: Arbitrator’s ruling stands, but TriMet broke law

The transit agency is ordered to pay $136,000 and stop trying to collect back-premiums

Strike ends at Daimler’s Western Star truck plant

After 22 days, Machinists and Painters vote to accept company offer

Labor history comes alive at Clark County Historical Museum exhibit

The exhibit launched July 11 with major help from more than two dozen local unions.

United Food and Commercial Workers expected to rejoin AFL-CIO in August

UFCW's return would boost AFL-CIO membership by almost 10 percent.

All signs point to a union-built convention center hotel

Metro's "statement of principles" asks the developer to use union workers

Portland union leaders share concerns with mayor about City contract, union-busting

The mayor discussed City contract talks, and his opposition to the police commanding officers union

No room for ‘grand bargains’ on food stamps: Hunger isn’t a bargaining chip

Before Congress votes again, they need to walk the streets and understand the impact of hunger

Elliott named to top post at Machinists District W24

The former Weyerhaeuser worker will finish the term of Bob Wilson, who retired July 1.

Unions see results in 2013 legislative session

Lawmakers barred public union-busting, closed prevailing wage loophole, funded infrastructure

Daimler deploys strikebreakers at Portland truck plant

A fast-moving convoy of vans and SUVs nearly ran over one picketing union member

Wanted: Union-made elephant ears

Zoo food workers want union rights and permanent work

Sandy Fahey, 1942-2013

Fahey helped found the Carpenters Food Bank.

SW Washington Labor Council endorsements for August primary

Labor backs incumbent mayor Tim Leavitt and Council member Jack Burkman