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.

A picket line of union dentists

Mar 13, 2019

A group of 28 dentists at Multnomah County clinics joined Oregon AFSCME last Spring, but they’ve had a hard time reaching agreement on a first contract.

Teacher strike wave continues

Jan 30, 2019

Los Angeles teachers could have accepted management’s offer and spent the next few years complaining about it. Instead, they went on strike, all 32,000 of them, and won a stunning series of concessions. And in Vancouver, 700 paraeducators and other school support staff won a 17.5% increase hours before their strike was to begin.

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