Monthly Archives: August, 2013

In Oregon’s new higher ed boards, labor gets a seat or two

Business will be amply represented on the new governing boards.

SEIU 503 prepares to strike at 7 Oregon universities

Wages are a key sticking point for 4,200 university support workers.

White House releases OSHA rule on silica, after two-year delay

If implemented, the proposed OSHA rule would protect 2 million exposed workers.

OSEA picks new executive director

Rick Shidaker will replace Steven Araujo, who retires Dec. 31

Back for August recess, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden hears from labor

Oregon's senior senator has a pro-labor voting record, but favors NAFTA-style trade deals

PIRG fundraising group on trial for labor violations

Fund for the Public Interest managers tell a judge that firing David Neal was business as usual.

Labor Day picnic blood drive called off due to labor dispute

American Red Cross is pushing to lower wages for members of Oregon Nurses Association

1963 March on Washington — time to march again

Conventional narratives of the March downplay its economic demands — and labor’s central role

Coalition calls for scaled-down phased-in I-5 bridge over the Columbia

Three pages worth of names sign a letter calling for "phased option"

The union movement’s survival requires it to change

The history of the labor movement is full of the corpses of failed organizations.

Labor-backed candidates in Vancouver advance to general election

The Central Labor Council backed five for Vancouver City Council and mayor

Labor wary about public water district

Initiative would take control of water and sewer away from the City of Portland

Union workers more likely to get benefits of every kind

Retirement is a union thing, judging by a July 17 BLS report