Monthly Archives: February, 2024

When snow and ice hit, union members were the first to respond

During severe weather, hundreds of union-represented workers keep the region running, from electric linemen to snowplow and bus operators.

Bill in Congress could lead to cuts in Social Security

Northwest Democrats Earl Blumenauer and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez back the proposal to create a "fiscal commission" that could fast-track cuts.

No more union cannabis

Budtenders at the only two unionized cannabis dispensaries in Oregon voted unanimously to leave UFCW Local 555 on Jan. 22 and 23.

Sign that strikes are back in fashion: Workers walk out at Vogue magazine

Anne Hathaway earned some love from union members when she walked out of a Vanity Fair photo shoot during a strike by media workers.

Cal State professors strike and win pay bumps

It was the largest strike by college faculty in U.S. history, halting classes for 460,000 students on 23 campuses

Eugene-area hospice and home care nurses set to strike Feb. 10

More than 90 registered nurses at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Home Care Service near Eugene expect to begin a two-week strike at 7 a.m. Feb. 10.

SEIU and AFT join call for cease-fire in Gaza

SEIU and American Federation of Teachers became the fourth and fifth national unions in the United States to call for a cease-fire in Gaza.

At Laughing Planet, a union forms

Up to now Laughing Planet has cultivated a progressive reputation. But when its own employees asked for union recognition, it declined.

No union at Blue Star Donuts

Doughnut Workers United appears to have fallen short in its effort to unionize Blue Star Donuts’ Portland-area locations.

Cannabis candy makers now union at Gron

Cannabis candy makers at Gron Confections in Portland voted 11-2 to join the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in ballots counted Jan. 8.

Silverton school bus drivers unionize

Silver Falls School District bus drivers voted 23-4 to join the Teamsters Local 324 in ballots counted Jan. 9.