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.
Profitable Georgia-Pacific proposed a two-tier wage and benefit system, and a slew of other concessions.
Oregon AFSCME’s new two-year contract covers 3,000 employees at 14 state agencies.
Nurses at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor hospital approved a new three-year union contract Aug. 3.
ILWU members have approved a 3-year contract extension.
The City union coalition is calling for 2 percent raises plus cost-of-living adjustments.
If ratified, the two contracts will cover over 1,000 city workers.
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.