Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Latest trade union spy novel published to acclaim

Local union attorney Susan Stoner has published the fifth in her series of historical novels


UFCW secures its first union contract for cannabis workers in Oregon

Hard feelings linger after Fast Track vote

Labor is in no mood to pal around with Democrats who voted for it.

New coalition will push to raise Oregon minimum wage to $13.50

Union-backed Raise the Wage Oregon also would restore cities right to go higher

RETURN TO SENDER: NLRB says Postal Service deal with Staples broke federal law

USPS broke the law when it outsourced to Staples without bargaining with the union

Legislature ends with mixed reviews

Victories for low-wage workers, but no minimum wage raise — Oregon’s Senate was an obstacle

Washington Legislature budget battle nearly closes state government

An 11th hour deal increases school funding and gives public employees first raise in 7 years.

Painters and tapers training center hires Phelps as new coordinator

Phelps' experience is in training electrical workers

Longtime Local 10 member Bill Regan retires as apprentice coordinator

Regan, 62, has been the coordinator since 2002.

SW Washington Labor Council makes endorsements for August primary

Five candidates square off for chair of Clark County Board of Councilors

A landmark session, but Oregon labor wanted more

A big Democratic majority led to high expectations, but Oregon lawmakers balked at minimum wage and other labor priorities

Portland Jobs with Justice’ new director: Diana Pei Wu

With more than two decades experience as an activist, Wu has a sizable movement résumé.

Instafab strike article sparks Internet flame war

One commenter was especially prolific. It turns out he has a big stake in the discussion.