Monthly Archives: May, 2014

City of Portland rolling back Walmart bond investments

City cashes out $9 million in Walmart bonds, to the applause of UFCW Local 555

Women in Trades Career Fair

Over 2,000 women and teenagers learned about careers in construction at the annual fair.

Supreme Court case could up-end public sector unionism

Harris v Quinn could undo a decade of gains for some of America's lowest wage workers

Machinists re-elect Buffenbarger

Challenge slate led by Jay Cronk plans to dispute election results

Laborers Local 335 re-elects Dave Ritchey

Ritchie is in his fifth term as business manager of the Vancouver heavy highway local.

Washington AFL-CIO scores legislators for 2014 session

DC-style gridlock afflicted the state capitol in Olympia this year

Richards elected to fourth term as head of OPEIU Local 11

Local 11 represents 2,000 office workers in five states, plus outside workers at NW Natural

Two local unions to take part in May 31 Starlight Parade

Letter carriers and electricians entries will be seen live by 250,000 spectators

Portland’s new mass transit bridge is union-built

Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People

Contract settlement averts school bus driver strike at Portland Public Schools

Deal reached after contractor First Student backed off a "two-tier" contract proposal.

Eugene task force to report back to City Council about paid sick leave

There appears to be majority support on City Council for an ordinance like the one in Portland.

Machinists obtain modest first contract for Chehalis foundry workers

Bargaining will resume again next year with Australian multinational Bradken … if “decert” fails

No surprise: Portland park rangers vote union

Overcoming legal obstruction by the City, rangers are now part of DCTU

Unionists turn out for Portland May Day rally

International Workers Day draws hundreds to downtown march and rally