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.
Oregon AFSCME says getting management to schedule a bargaining session has been a serious challenge — they’ve met three times since unionizing in September.
The contract covers 3,200 County workers and the extension provides for a 2.9% cost of living adjustment effective July 1.
The July 1 raises are the culmination of a ready-to-strike strategy the union set in motion in 2017.
In the group PDXStripperStrike, dancers borrow some union tactics, and get some union wins.
Grocery sales are booming, and prices saw the largest one-month jump in 46 years, and yet Fred Meyer is ending the $2 bonus pay it began March.
Two dozen workers walked off the job May 6 and all are still out on strike.
The federally funded Work Share program will make up for wages lost during furloughs, and city budget savings are earmarked to prevent layoffs.
The producer of Pendleton Whisky, Aviation Gin, Jose Cuervo tequila, and Monarch spirits overrode union objections and imposed its own terms.
Nothing has been agreed to yet, and union negotiators for the District Council of Trade Unions and Laborers Local 483 want more detail about the budget hit.
The new national contract contains significant union concessions, ending the pension and giving the company the right to use temps during the COVID crisis.