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.
Thanks to a four-year strike and boycott campaign, 200 farmworkers will get $15 an hour and job protections.
After this Sunday, either side could declare impasse.
AFSCME Local 189 said a sizable pay raise would help recruit and retain more staff, but an arbitrator picked management’s counterproposal.
Laborers Local 483 wants a livable wage of at least $15 an hour for City workers, and cost-of-living increases that reflect Portland’s rising cost of housing.
If ratified as expected members of Oregon Nurses Association would see wages rise more than 9 percent.
For workers in the company’s wireless division, it’s the first-ever walkout.
Bargaining has been under way since November.
Bargaining took less than 3 hours, and the result is an increase of $16.03 over six years.
A long-festering union dispute comes to a close as the third union at KGW-TV ratifies a new contract.
Members of United Steelworkers Local 330 ratify the contract in a 54-41 vote.