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.
Bargaining between Local 555 and the multi-employer coalition passed the one-year mark June 19, and the two sides remain far apart on wages, health insurance and other proposals.
As an early signal that they’re unwilling to make concessions in their next union contract, over 1,000 AFSCME Local 328 supporters rallied June 13 at OHSU.
UFCW Local 555 is calling on grocery employers to end pay disparity among journey-level grocery workers, in which the average women earns $1.31 an hour less than the average man.
Meat department workers will vote first on strike authorization.
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.