Monthly Archives: June, 2015

PBGC readies rules to cut retiree pension benefits

Severely distressed union pension plans may soon start cutting benefits for existing retirees.

Fast-tracking trade deals signed into law

A week after unions celebrated a setback for Fast Track, the seeming victory came unzipped.

Building Trades leader Willy Myers tapped for Portland Development Commission

Mayor Charlie Hales appoints Myers to succeed John Mohlis of the State Building Trades Council

Plumbers and Fitters Local 290 re-elects Al Shropshire

Local 290 represents 4,100 workers in construction, industrial, and shipyards.

You take one of us on, you take all of us on

Portland Jobs With Justice carried out a three-hour-long protest June 17, including a rally outside City Hall calling for a $15 minimum wage, a...

Summer Institute for Women comes to Portland

This year’s Institute drew 150 attendees, including about 60 from Canada

Remembering Portland Longshore’s Bloody Wednesday

On July 11, 1934, a train full of Portland police opened fire on a strike picketline; 4 were hit.

UNITE HERE calls first contract a big victory for Portland airport food service workers

Wages will rise $1.40 an hour, and workers will get major scheduling improvements

Union pension fund to invest $26 million at Westmoreland Union Manor

Rehabbing the affordable building for Portland seniors will create 290 union construction jobs.

OSEA to help build labor movement  in the Deep South

OSEA members will spend two weeks in Alabama helping school employees there unionize

‘Unite for the Knight’ helps raise $508 million

Labor and management coalition part of OHSU effort to raise $1 billion for cancer research

Drew Lindsey outpolls Tim Frew to head IBEW Local 280

Local 280 represents 1,100 electricians in Central Oregon and the Southern Willamette Valley.

Shirley Block wins top office at ATU 757

Incumbent Bruce Hansen voted out after one term

Machinists at Bodycote battle for first contract

Camas Bodycote workers voted last June to unionize, but are still trying to get a first contract

Fast Track runs off the rails

Fast Track appeared to go down to defeat June 12, even though it passed the House 219-211.

Free trade — a litmus test for labor

Labor’s endorsements and political contributions aren’t a right. They’re an honor.

FERC revises schedule on Jordan Cove LNG

The federal agency is looking at an alternative pipeline route to the proposed Coos Bay terminal

NOLC Labor Appreciation Night recognizes contributions to labor and community

A record crowd of nearly 300 donates a record $4,400 to benefit Labor ‘s Community Service Agency

Unfair labor practice charges piling up against Instafab

Striking workers accuse Instafab of firing, threatening, and interrogating union supporters

Labor agenda advancing in Oregon Legislature

Sick leave, ban the box, and a retirement plan for all workers are heading to the governor's desk

Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader calls AFL-CIO president a ‘bully’

The AFL-CIO has begun campaigning against Democrats who support Fast Track.