Monthly Archives: October, 2021

Union campaign ramps up as 360 Sheet Metal fires supporters

Sheet Metal Local 16’s relationship with the newly unionized Vancouver firm has gone from bad to worse, with legal charges multiplying.

Kaiser courting massive strike

Units totaling over 34,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in Oregon and California have signaled they're ready to strike after 10 days notice.

Film/TV strike would be biggest ever

The strike by 60,000 members of IATSE will begin on Oct. 18 if no deal with producers has been reached by then.

Nurse union warns staffing shortage is at crisis levels

In one survey by Oregon Nurses Association, 60% of nurses said they're considering leaving the profession.

Labor rallies against Postal Service slowdowns, calls for DeJoy’s ouster

The Postmaster’s new 10-year plan will slow First Class and parcel deliveries, raise prices, close post offices, and outsource postal work.

Frontline healthcare workers strike McKenzie-Willamette

Members of Service Employees Local 49 are fighting for wage increases, improved job safety, and to stop the hospital from outsourcing jobs.

Daycare workers at Wild Lilac unionize

Workers at the nonprofit SE Portland daycare and preschool are now represented by ILWU Local 5, which also represents Growing Seeds. 

A union guide to the 2021 general election for Southwest Washington

Washington’s 2021 general election determines who leads city councils and school districts. Ballots are mailed Oct. 15 and are due Nov. 2.

Lieutenant governor honors union leaders Ed Barnes and Roy Jennings for public service 

The Labor Roundtable of Southwest Washington held a scaled-down annual awards banquet after a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The return of Joy Silk

The NLRB is about to get tough on unionbusting. Its general counsel announced a policy that could stop employers from crushing union drives. 

Nationwide strike at Kellogg’s

No contract? No Corn Flakes. About 1,400 Kellogg’s workers in Mich., Neb. Penn., and Tenn. struck Oct. 5 after months of mandatory overtime

A massive strikewave? 

#Striketober? Over 100,000 workers are on the verge of striking, and the mood is very resolute. They’re not kidding around.

NWSL players’ fight for change is our fight too 

Oregon labor was proud to show solidarity with the Thorns players at their Oct. 6 game, the first game back after the weekend’s pause.