Monthly Archives: April, 2014

NLRB rules McKenzie-Willamette Hospital broke labor law

The Springfield facility is part of America’s second-biggest for-profit hospital chain

Remembering fallen workers

Thirty-nine workers died in job-related accidents in Oregon in 2013.

Ed Beechert, 1920-2014

The retired University of Hawaii professor was an active historian of Northwest labor history

Union members raise $11,000 for MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Labor Bowl has raised $362,025 since 1989.

Eight reasons Portland union members should vote ‘no’ on the Water District measure

Soaked by high water bills, 26-156 might sound like a good idea … ’til you know the details.

Unions split over who to back for Multnomah County chair

Deb Kafoury and Jim Francesconi each have union endorsements

Teach a kid to fish …

Union volunteers are a big part of the annual Klineline Kids Fish-In in Vancouver, Washington

Union pension funds create union jobs in Portland

AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust is investing in a $43.2 million mixed-use residential building

Labor peace, finally, between DCTU and the City of Portland

City workers get cost-of-living, mostly, and preserve protection against outsourcing

Union member runs for open seat in Oregon Legislature

Schoolteacher Deborah Barnes is running for Carolyn Tomei's Southeast Portland seat

Columbia Pacific Building Trades announces political endorsements

The group includes 28 construction union locals that represent about 20,000 workers

PSU profs say new contract is Step 1 in combatting creeping corporatization

Greater job security, and modest raises, will help stabilize faculty

No profit is worth the cost of our lives

We must recommit to making our workplaces safer

Proposed Water District ballot measure: Unions say ‘No’

The measure has so many flaws that it's hard to list them all.

The 10 most DANGEROUS jobs in America

Logging and fishing top the list.

OSHA silica rule: just a few more months, maybe

Exposed workers are dying, but business groups howl at the expense of prevention

Iron Workers step up to the plate in Oregon City

Volunteers build a baseball practice facility for Oregon City High School.

Phil Parker, 1946-2014

The retired IBEW Local 48 officer was head of the SW Washington Labor Roundtable

IBEW’s Ed Barnes a finalist for Clark County Commission seat

Barnes is third in line to replace Steve Stuart

Union investment brings new development, jobs to Portland

The $43.2 million six-story apartment complex will be built 100 percent union

Toxic homes leave firefighters fighting cancer as well as flames

Union pushes for protective laws and better decontamination practices

OR-FACE Program tracks and investigates work-related deaths

Logging was Oregon's most fatal industry in 2011