Nonunion workers are on their own. Union workers bargain collectively with their employers. In the Collective Bargaining section, we report on all aspects of that: negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations; impasses, lockouts, and strikes; and tentative agreements, votes, and ratification of new union contracts.
More than a year into negotiations over a first union contract, Burgerville offers to pay at or near the minimum wage.
After 40 days on the picket line, the longest nationwide strike against General Motors in nearly 50 years ended Oct. 25.
TriMet wants to get rid of its bus and light rail maintenance mechanic training programs. And maybe contract out maintenance of the electric and hybrid buses it wants to buy.
Workers will get wage increases of up to $2.70 an hour over three years, plus a guarantee of 20 hours a week with benefits for those who want it.
If approved, the new union contracts would cover about 20,000 workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The agreement includes the largest cost-of-living raise that university support workers have received in more than a decade.
A tentative deal would raise wages and limit outsourcing.
The union will release further information about its plans on Sept. 22.
For some of the least-paid hospital workers, wages will rise 10 percent in two years.
30,000 workers will get $15 an hour under the new contract.