Monthly Archives: December, 2021

Construction unions say Portland’s proposed polluter tax is a bad idea

A business group says the $250 per ton tax on industrial enterprises that emit pollutants would unfairly target industry, and threaten jobs.

For a lifelong labor educator, the end of the ninth inning arrives

Bob Bussel did security for Cesar Chavez. He had lunch with the real Norma Rae. And he spent 27 years training generations of labor leaders.

John Deere battle ends with historic gains for strikers

Workers stood solid for five weeks and won big, doubling their raises and rejecting a plan to cut pensions for new hires.