Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Strike averted at City of Portland

DCTU signs off on compromise language over contracting out

Oregon retirees group stays busy, involved in community

Attendees call for expanding Social Security and establishing single payer health care

Dodging a Norquist attack on unions

Union foes wanted right-to-work in Oregon. They'll be back.

Anti- high-capacity transit measure passes in Tigard

Every year from now on, Tigard must send a letter opposed to any rail or bus project that displaces roads

Portland State University professors authorize strike

AAUP says they’re ready to walk out to promote greater stability and defend faculty role in governance

After obstruction and delay, City of Portland ordered to proceed with union election for park rangers

City obstructed and delayed for a year, but now park rangers get to join DCTU

Oregon AFL-CIO chooses who to back in primary

Not all who sought endorsement got it.

‘Right-to-work’ initiative dropped

Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions — including a so-called right-to-work measure for public employees — have agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at...

Workers consider strike after City of Portland worsens its offer

City appears in no hurry to reach deal with 1,600 workers in the DCTU

Labor council stays out of Portland City Council races — for now

Delegates vote to endorse Deborah Kafoury in heated race for Multnomah County chair

Union members pass the hat, collect $450 for slain worker

AFSCME member Grady Waxenfelter was shot by a truck driver while doing his job as a weighmaster

Labor groups oppose Tigard ballot measure targeting high-capacity transit

At stake is a massive construction project that would employ union labor

State to include apprenticeships in education goals

Apprenticeships, left out earlier, will be counted as a post-secondary credential by the state

CWA gets bare-bones contract with Fund for the Public Interest

Rules at the PIRG fundraiser will be slightly less draconian under the first-ever union agreement.

Clackamas County commissioners have harsh words for Teamsters, AMR

Tootie Smith pledges to shine a light on union tactics until her dying days.

Medford teachers end 16-day strike

The strike raised the profile of unions in Southern Oregon.

Portland teachers ratify new contract

The three-year deal lightens teacher workload and provides 2.3 percent annual raises