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.
About 280,000 workers could walk out as soon as Aug. 1.
After two years without negotiations, Mondelēz-Nabisco is withdrawing from the union pension, and implementing annual raises of 2.25 percent.
Two years after the union contract expired, Mondelēz/Nabisco offers workers $15,000 to agree to the company’s final offer — and gives a May 20 deadline.
The contract provides across-the-board raises of 3 and 2 percent, and an additional 5 percent for para-educators.
Ten union leaders and supporters refused to leave the offices of nonprofit Volunteers of America Portland, which has stonewalled union bargaining.
Next stop could be a strike – when students return from summer break.
CEO Kay Toran proposes no raises and a “right to work” rule that would undermine the union.
School bus drivers say they shouldn’t be earning $5 an hour less than school district truck drivers who transport food.
A new four-year contract will raise wages $4.35 an hour.
The three-year deal covers about 800 workers and is the culmination of a joint campaign by AFT-Oregon and American Association of University Professors.