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.
Faculty at the Oregon Institute of Technology were the last at any Oregon public university to unionize … and the first to strike.
IPS repairs electric motors and generators. Pay under the Metal Trades Council contracts runs from $22 to $33 an hour.
OFNHP says understaffing is leading to high turnover at in Sunnyside’s Emergency Department—40 nurses (57%) have left in the last year.
The agreement also commits Avamere to union neutrality, which would speed unionization at more nursing homes and assisted living centers.
As contract arbitration neared, TriMet management dropped its proposal to eliminate its apprenticeship program for bus mechanics.
Even with the agreement ratified and signed, the hospital’s management can’t resist taking potshots at the union.
The IBEW Local 77 linemen, public employees, took their cause to the public, and found overwhelming public support.
Members of a unit of 850 medical interns, residents and fellows have ratified their first union contract since joining Oregon AFSCME in 2019.
After trying over a year to get a first union contract, 143 medical technologists at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend walked off the job.
BCTGM agreed to extend nationwide contracts to the end of May and raise wage 2.25%. But Nabisco is closing plants in Georgia and New Jersey.