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.
But gains are smaller for members who participate in PERS.
A five-store local chain of Aveda-branded salons is nonunion once again.
Though an arbitrator sided with TriMet, the union says some contract provisions are illegal.
TriMet workers will get about $3,000 each under a judge’s order.
After a year-plus of labor violations and no contract, a decert election is set for Aug. 21-22.
After 18 months and no contract for 600 hospital workers, some are pushing to dump the union.
They get annual raises of up to 2.5 percent, but also will pay more for health coverage.
Health care cost was biggest factor; now, future hires will have no pension
Portland Mayor Sam Adams and both candidates to succeed him show up in support
Non-tipped workers will get five 20-cent raises and double pay on Christmas.