Monthly Archives: July, 2017

Lawsuit says nonunion ODOT contractor tolerated severe sex and racial harassment

The lawsuit against Ross Island Bridge contractor Abhe & Svoboda seeks a jury trial in federal district court.

‘It’s Not Over’ — Unions join fight to defend Obamacare

Sens. Merkley and Wyden, and Rep. Bonamici urge Oregonians to keeping pushing back on GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Saltzman seeks early endorsement from NW Oregon Labor Council

The Executive Board didn’t take any action on the request.

Ilani Casino: UNION BUILT

The $510 million casino resort was union-built — and completed on time and under budget — under a project labor agreement between the Cowlitz Tribe and the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council.

Local 290 apprentices compete in regional contest

Pavel Kovalenko and Michael Kitt took second place.

All-new group of officers elected at Painters Local 10

All the incumbent officers were outpolled by challengers.

Burgerville pays $10,000 to settle wage and hour violations

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found that the company willfully failed to give workers meal and rest breaks as required by law.

Oregon Supreme Court hears TriMet case

The public transit agency wants to keep union negotiations closed to the public.

Work slows at Portland plant as Nabisco shifts production to Mexico

Week-long plant shutdowns prompt 18 U.S. Senators to write to company CEO.

Machinists rep Joe Kear retires

Kear helped reform the local Machinists union, and persuaded Daimler not to close its Portland truck plant.