Rat spotted at Pearl District apartments

Operating Engineers Local 701’s “Rat Tracker” was parked in front of the Modera Glisan Project at 1400 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, March 27 to protest the use of PeopleReady.

Mill Creek Residential Trust hired a nonunion temp service to operate outside elevators, instead of using skilled Operating Engineers and apprentices.

Mill Creek Residential Trust is a national company that develops, builds, and operates high-end apartments. The Modera Glisan Project is a mixed-use building in the Pearl District that will include apartments, retail, and office space.

The union’s “Rat Tracker” has also shown up at PeopleReady’s office at 2718 SW Kelly Ave., Portland.

“Cheaper is not always better,” said Local 701 Business Manager Jimbo Anderson. “PeopleReady got the job because it pays workers below area-standard wages and benefits. Shame on PeopleReady.”

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