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.
As contract arbitration neared, TriMet management dropped its proposal to eliminate its apprenticeship program for bus mechanics.
Even with the agreement ratified and signed, the hospital’s management can’t resist taking potshots at the union.
The IBEW Local 77 linemen, public employees, took their cause to the public, and found overwhelming public support.
Members of a unit of 850 medical interns, residents and fellows have ratified their first union contract since joining Oregon AFSCME in 2019.
After trying over a year to get a first union contract, 143 medical technologists at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend walked off the job.
BCTGM agreed to extend nationwide contracts to the end of May and raise wage 2.25%. But Nabisco is closing plants in Georgia and New Jersey.
In its first contract with Bakers Local 114, the wholesale bakery will pay overtime after 8.5 hours and raise wages 8% over three years.
Mondelēz agreed to pay $1,040 each to 34 Machinists Lodge 63 members for having subcontracted demolition work on a production line.
An arbitrator will decide if the transit agency can scrap its mechanic apprenticeship program.
The contract locks in raises of $2.25 an hour and enrolls workers in the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension.