Monthly Archives: November, 2023

UO undergrad workers vote overwhelmingly to unionize

They’ll now be part of a bargaining unit of 3,922 student workers with jobs in the libraries, dorms, dining halls, and recreation centers.

Newsroom staff at Bend Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman form union

The two publications are owned by EO Media Group, a private family-owned company that runs 15 newspapers and two magazines in Oregon.

OHSU lab workers launch union drive

If at least half sign cards within six months, state law requires OHSU to recognize a union for about 2,000 workers in its laboratories.

PeaceHealth moves ahead with the closure of Eugene’s only hospital

Over the objection of unions and Governor Kotek, the Vancouver-based hospital chain is closing most units at its Eugene hospital as of Dec. 1

Kaiser Permanente now on AFL-CIO “unfair” lists

With members of UFCW Local 555 on strike, the Oregon AFL-CIO and Northwest Oregon Labor Council have designated Kaiser as an unfair employer.

Unions launch 2023 toy drive

Labor’s Community Service Agency has launched its 2023 toy drive competition, and this year it’s expanding the number of contestants.

Washington sick leave for construction workers too

Washington is updating its mandatory paid sick leave program to cover construction workers who have historically missed out on the benefit.

Portland teachers strike ‘for the common good‘

Nearly 4,500 teachers in Portland Public Schools began picketing Nov. 1 in the first-ever teachers strike at Oregon’s largest school district.

Reed College workers vote to join OPEIU Local 11

Reed housing advisors previously formed an independent union in 2018, but the college refused to recognize the union and filed legal appeals.      

Labor Council ambush: Union volunteer honored for ‘Job well done’

Near the close of NW Oregon Labor Council’s Oct. 23 delegates meeting, Mark Sturbois was called to the front for a surprise ceremony.


Staff changes at OPEIU Local 11, Oregon AFSCME, Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon Building Trades, and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley's office.

UAW back to the head of the class

If the union movement is having a “moment,” the re-emergence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) is a big part of it.

104 years later, Centralia IWW fight continues

Whether the American Legion or Industrial Workers of the World was to blame for a 1919 gun battle is still in dispute.