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.
TriMet included approximately 40 union proposals in its final offer, and that proved to be enough to clinch the deal.
The deal with the City of Portland delivers long-overdue raises and more gender parity.
Strike averted, hospital support workers ratify a new contract.
A week-long strike shuts county clinics and dumps in a dispute over pay and health care.
And the City of Portland HR director announced her resignation.
The DCTU union coalition declared impasse Sept. 27.
A staffing agency buses in Nabisco’s Monterrey workforce, who work 12 hour shifts for under $2 an hour.
Bargaining for over 1,000 employees has been going on since Jan. 5 without success.
WPAS, which does business with union health and pension trusts, fired 10 members of Seattle-based OPEIU Local 8.
After seven months without a contract, 95 workers who administer health and pension benefits for Pacific Northwest union members walked off the job Aug. 23.