Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Union-backed Oregon group files anti-antiunion initiatives

If it gets more votes than an antiunion initiative, it would prevail

Going for broke: TriMet wants a major rewrite of the union contract

Three months into bargaining, the transit agency is still explaining its dozens of proposed changes

Portland Public Schools declares impasse, triggering timetable for strike

Teachers could strike as early as Jan. 6, when students return from Winter Break

Oregon’s most proletarian professors protest bottom 10 percent pay

Talks head into mediation with PSU proposing less-than-inflation raises

Congress to weigh letting union pension plans cut benefits to remain solvent

Wall Street losses are putting pension plans — and union construction firms — at risk

Judge rules PIRG call center fired worker for union activism

The Fund for the Public Interest is ordered to reinstate David Neal with back pay

Bricklayers win national award for work on historic Oswego Iron Furnace

Members of Local 1 repaired and restored the 44-foot-tall historic landmark.

All labor-backed candidates for Vancouver City Council win

Genetic food labeling initiative I-522 fails

City of Portland to union rep: Get off the property

A union rep distributes buttons and talks to members, without management's permission

This is no time for safety net cuts

For the working poor, the recovery never came

Portland-based Boilermakers Local 500 consolidates with Local 242 in Spokane

The new local represents 550 construction boilermakers in Washington and Oregon

SEIU locals 503 and 49 discuss merger

Merged union would be 65,000-strong in government, health care and building services