Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Union numbers held steady in 2013

Washington is again the fourth-most union state, while Oregon drops to 12th

Port of Portland drops plan to develop West Hayden Island

Union leaders angered over loss of industrial land

Boeing controversy fuels challenge to top Machinist posts

After an investigation, DOL is overseeing a re-run of the election for national Machinists officers

Washington State Labor Council lays out agenda for 2014 Legislature

State AFL-CIO wants sick leave, crackdown on worker abuse, and a $15/hr minimum wage

New LERC instructor brings an organizer’s perspective

Raahi Reddy was hired to replace longtime labor educator Marcus Widenor, who retired.

Oregon Building Trades Council endorses Kitzhaber for re-election

Trades cite focus on industrial jobs and efforts to revive vocational training

Kevin Jensen re-elected business manager of Iron Workers 29

Jensen ran unopposed for a fourth three-year term.

IBEW engaged in organizing drive at Camas’ Wafertech

The Taiwanese chipmaker, which pays just over minimum wage, tells workers they don't need a union

A changing of the guard at National Association of Letter Carriers

Kevin Card and Jim Cook, two longtime local leaders, have left office.

In second vote, Machinists narrowly ratify pact at Boeing

Workers give up their pension and make other concessions in a contract extended through 2024

City of Portland reaches tentative deal with unions

Members will vote in the coming weeks whether to approve the new four-year contract

After DCTU says no to privatization, City of Portland declares impasse

City's declaration that bargaining is done sets timeline for strike as soon as Feb. 12