Monthly Archives: November, 2017

At Springfield’s PeaceHealth Sacred Heart hospital, medical techs vote overwhelmingly to unionize

The new 350-member bargaining unit will be part of Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.

Union-made gift ideas

Buying any gifts this holiday season? If you buy union, you help keep good jobs in the community, and vote with your dollars for enterprises that pay your fellow workers a living wage with benefits.

Workers at TriMet ratify new 3-year deal

The vote was 1,220 to 68, overwhelmingly in favor.

Young Machinists raise funds to bring Christmas to foster kids

Boeing Machinists are delivering Christmas trees — for a $20 suggested donation — to raise funds for gifts for teenage foster kids in the Gresham area.

Pushed to the limit, laundry workers strike

New System Laundry wants to pay minimum wage, and double the amount workers contribute to health insurance.

At Volunteers of America, still no contract

The publicly funded non-profit has adopted a ‘right-to work’ stance.

Trump NAFTA proposal: End corporations’ right to sue governments

When it comes to trade policy, an administration that has otherwise sided almost wholly with business lobbies is listening, a little, to organized labor.

Portland caterer signs contract with Bakers Local 114

The newly unionized company has frequently catered union events.

New Seasons Market rebuffs call for meeting with union

UFCW Local 555 says the nonunion grocer has already fired one union supporter.

SEIU Local 503 executive director to step down

Brian Rudiger will remain until a successor is appointed.

Washington CLUB golf tournament raises $100,000 for three charities

Beneficiaries include the AFL-CIO’s DAD’s Day (Dollars Against Diabetes) and children's charities Holly Ridge Center and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Outside a Portland Walmart: The Nabisco Boycott Day of Action

With actions outside 100 stores nationwide, the union boycott against Mexican-made Nabisco products isn't going away any time soon.

Precision Castparts still refusing to recognize Machinist union

The company hopes a new Trump-appointed NLRB majority will vindicate its lawlessness.

Sinclair merger could lead to TV news layoffs

IATSE warns local TV news will worsen if FCC allows Sinclair takeover.

ATU reaches deal at TriMet

TriMet included approximately 40 union proposals in its final offer, and that proved to be enough to clinch the deal.

Portland City Council mandates diversity in public construction

A new policy passed by Portland City Council will increase participation of women and minorities as workers and contractors on public construction projects.

Union drive launches at New Seasons

Two weeks after a group of New Seasons workers publicly announced a union campaign, the company hasn't yet responded to their appeal for neutrality.

Glaziers Local 740 honors Bill Vonderohe with ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award

The longtime recording secretary has missed only two union meetings in over 55 years.

Making the labor movement safe for all workers

High-ranking union officials used positions of power to pressure women subordinates for sexual favors. That's unacceptable.

Union coalition reaches tentative agreement with City of Portland

The deal with the City of Portland delivers long-overdue raises and more gender parity.

Oregon Federation of Nurses issues challenge to other unions in toy drive

The 21st annual toy drive is for families of unemployed union members and those facing temporary hardships.

After the Veterans Day parade: a union protest

AFGE says Veteran's Administration understaffing is becoming a national scandal.