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.

GM strikers win big gains

Oct 30, 2019

After 40 days on the picket line, the longest nationwide strike against General Motors in nearly 50 years ended Oct. 25.

TriMet talks off to rough start

Oct 30, 2019

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.

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