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.
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.
A strike authorization vote will be held Aug. 19-29 if a settlement hasn’t been reached.
Schnitzer Steel is asking workers for concessions — at a time when sales are booming and steel prices are up.
Strike votes continue across Oregon and Southwest Washington in July and August.
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.