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.
Over 6,000 workers will get $1,000 bonuses and raises totaling 9.5% in new three-year deal.
The strike would involve about 5,000 SEIU Local 503 members at seven public universities.
If it happens, it would be the biggest strike in the United States in 22 years.
Members of UFCW in Oregon, Washington, and California have voted overwhelmingly to authorize strikes if contract bargaining with big grocery chains fails to produce acceptable union contracts.
Nurses say understaffing is a serious problem at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
At Schnitzer Steel’s North Portland scrap yard, a unit of 123 workers has ratified a new contract.
At OHSU, a union volunteer uncovered management bargaining team members engaging in obscene social media trolling, leading to the resignation of OHSU’s director of human resources.
Wages will rise 3.25% a year for the 280 steel workers at the McMinnville mill.
For members and retirees of Portland-based BCTGM Local 364, their union’s fight to save pensions at Mondelēz Nabisco is personal.
The new two-year union contract covers 24,000 state employees.