Monthly Archives: May, 2023

Portland’s first unionized bike shop

About 20 workers at nonprofit Community Cycling Center in Portland have organized as an affiliate of ILWU Local 5.

OHSU postdocs want to join Oregon AFSCME

On April 7, a majority of about 240 eligible “postdoc” research staff signed union authorization cards and asked for a union election.

PSU Starbucks: Unionize on Friday, strike on Monday

The strike started because managers told a barista to clock off and go home after she showed up to work in a union T-shirt. 

Hospital techs organize at hospital in Medford

Oregon Nurses Association has asked the NLRB to hold a union election among 250 health techs at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Portland Baroque Orchestra organizes

Musicians asked the non-profit's board to voluntarily recognize their union, American Federation of Musicians Local 99.

Oregon bill would let workers refuse unsafe work

SB 907 passed out of the state Senate with a bipartisan 21-8 vote on April 13 and is now being taken up in the House.

Shilling for the antiunion Freedom Foundation? Tulsi, say it isn’t so!

On Oct. 14, Tulsi Gabbard will take the stage in Hillsboro at an event sponsored by the rabidly anti-union Freedom Foundation.

Portland police union reaches deal with city on bodycam policy

The deal resolves a conflict over when officers could review their own body cam footage, and came just days ahead of a legal deadline. 

Gas distribution workers get $7.32 increase over 3 years

UA Local 290's agreement covers about 80 members who install and maintain natural gas pipelines for natural gas utilities.

Should Multnomah County residents approve a capital gains tax to fund tenant representation?

We asked representatives of both the pro- and anti-campaigns to give us their best arguments as to how union households should vote.

On the school board, a staunch unionist

They’re volunteer positions, but it matters who serves on school boards, says UO professor Gordon Lafer, an incumbent at Eugene’s 4J district.