Monthly Archives: May, 2017

At the Oregon Legislature: Labor’s agenda inches forward

Will the Oregon Legislature ban anti-union ‘right-to-work’ ordinances?

Is that what they call the Portland Spirit?

A riverboat owner’s rant against recent pro-worker laws turns away a union convention host.

Cafeteria workers unionize at Lewis & Clark College

Bon Appétit Management Company voluntarily recognized UNITE HERE under a neutrality agreement.

Burgerville union campaign marks one year

Several union supporters have been fired by the company since the campaign launched.

UFCW Local 555: Safeway/Albertsons organizing drive brings in 4,400 new members

Safeway and Albertsons agreed to remain neutral, giving union organizers access to employees in the break room.

Operating Engineers Local 701 picket at Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant

A new complaint says a contractor, Veolia North America, broke federal labor law.

To get ready for anti-union court decision, AFT-Oregon gets busy organizing

As another anti-union case heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, priority will be shoring up support from represented workers.

State Letter Carriers gear up to defend door-to-door delivery

State convention-goers hear of a bill in Congress to end door-to-door delivery of residential mail.

Building trades, labor council back Mt. Hood Community College bond effort

If approved, the $75 million bond would be the first new bond passed for the college since 1974.

Public education is under attack, but the public is coming to its defense

AFT president Randi Weingarten says Trump and DeVos have galvanized public support for public education as never before.


SEIU organizing director Will Layng will lead Portland Jobs With Justice. Martin Taylor returns to lead Oregon Nurses Association.

Union ceremony remembers workers who died on the job

Sixty-six Oregon workers lost their lives to preventable accidents in 2016.

TRUMP 100 DAYS: What’s his labor record so far?

Have Trump’s acts in office lived up to his pledge to put the American worker first?