Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Portland Public School bus drivers are speaking up

School bus drivers say they shouldn't be earning $5 an hour less than school district truck drivers who transport food.

Strike averted at Vigor shipyards

A new four-year contract will raise wages $4.35 an hour.

Kaiser Permanente union coalition splits

The day before bargaining was to begin, unions representing 45,000 members left the coalition, while unions representing 70,700 members remain.

Burgerville Workers Union expects to call for a union election

If a majority votes yes at the 92nd and Powell location, it could be the nation's first official union at a fast food chain.

At Reed College, students are unionizing

In the dorms, a new independent union of residential advisors wants greater security and improved compensation.

New top leader at SEIU Local 503

Melissa Unger, sworn in March 10, comes to the job with decades of political experience.

New leadership at New Seasons — CEO is out, and so are union-busters, for now

The new co-presidents of New Seasons Market say they'll meet with New Seasons Workers United.

Oregon State University faculty launch union campaign

OSU professors could join the union that represents fellow faculty at UO and PSU, and WOU.

PSU grad student faculty ratify their first-ever union contract

The three-year deal covers about 800 workers and is the culmination of a joint campaign by AFT-Oregon and American Association of University Professors.

Union members are running for office

Tired of waiting for politicians to deliver? With help from Oregon Labor Candidate School, union members are running for office themselves.

A new era in American unionism

What might a post-Janus world look like? West Virginia just gave us a glimpse.

Oregon’s 2018 Legislative Session: Small gains, big misses

This year, like almost every year, the most important bills that might have benefited working people died in the majority-Democratic Oregon Senate.

Union Iron Workers erect new roller coaster at Oaks Park in record time

The Adrenaline Peak roller coaster opens March 24.

Oregon AFL-CIO issues May primary recommendations

Kurt Schrader and Peter DeFazio weren't on the list.

New bipartisan panel in Congress will look for solution to union pension crisis

Members of the panel are supposed to craft a plan by November 30.

No more ‘American Idle’?

UAW is calling on Americans to buy American. And sing about it.