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.
A group of 28 dentists at Multnomah County clinics joined Oregon AFSCME last Spring, but they’ve had a hard time reaching agreement on a first contract.
Union leaders say faculty haven’t had more than cost-of-living raises in decades.
Nine hundred nurses at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend have a new contract that will raise wages 11.5 percent over the next four-and-a-half years.
Back from rock bottom, strikes exploded in number last year.
Los Angeles teachers could have accepted management’s offer and spent the next few years complaining about it. Instead, they went on strike, all 32,000 of them, and won a stunning series of concessions. And in Vancouver, 700 paraeducators and other school support staff won a 17.5% increase hours before their strike was to begin.
The first teacher strike in LA in 30 years is the latest in a wave of teacher strikes that began last year.
It’s bad enough when regular members of the public cross a strike picket line.
In October and November, the two sides met for bargaining for the first time in more than two years.
Reversing the usual narrative, workers will be better off at Aramark, thanks to skillful union negotiations.
Meanwhile, Burgerville has agreed to no tangible improvements since contract bargaining began in May.