Collective bargaining

Machinists 1432 wants end to two-tier at Clarios

Members voted 94% to say they’re ready to strike if no deal is reached, and more than 40 volunteered as strike captains if it comes to that.

Oregon Symphony raises wages in new contract

The three-year contract with Musicians Local 99 raises wages 6% in year one and 3.5% in years two and three.

Schoolhouse Electric signs first union contract with IBEW 48

The three-year agreement sets starting wages at $20 an hour, up from $18 an hour, and provides overtime pay after 8 hours in a day.

WSU grad students win agreement just hours into strike

If ratified by workers, the agreement would establish the union's first contract, raise wages 39%, increase paid leave, and waive fees.

OPEIU Local 11 wants big changes at NW Natural

Under new leadership, the union will push the regulated monopoly to restore workers' pension and commit to end outsourcing.

Springfield home health nurses ready to strike over wage disparity with hospital nurses

About 90 home health nurses are ready to strike if PeaceHealth Sacred Heart refuses to pay them the same as counterparts inside the hospital.

Laborers Local 483 wins wage hikes for zoo and parks workers in tentative deal with Metro

The agreement will increase wages and paid time off for roughly 250 workers at the Oregon Zoo and regional parks.

Safeway bargaining lasts two years … for six bakers

Safeway demanded separate agreements after three new units voted in 2021 to join Local 114. Then Safeway stalled negotiations.

Camas and Evergreen school districts spent big on outside attorneys

Two Southwest Washington school districts spent close to $200,000 for legal advice during recent contract negotiations with teachers.

Bodyvox dance company stagehands win IATSE Local 28 contract

Union stagehands at nonprofit Bodyvox dance company unanimously ratified a first contract that raises pay and guarantees job security.

Multnomah County and AFSCME sign union contract for dentists

The contract covering 20 Multnomah County dentists sets the total number of patients they see in a 10-hour shift to 21.

Still no deal after Local 701 ends strike at Corvallis landfill

Mechanics who maintain equipment at the Coffin Butte Landfill in Corvallis ended their strike Nov. 13 after two months on the picket line.

Powell’s Books workers to vote on tentative deal

The deal sets a base wage of at least $18 an hour after a year of employment and allows negotiations if Portland’s minimum wage meets that.

Higher ed: COLA should keep up with inflation

SEIU Local 503 and the Oregon university system are pretty far apart on bargaining over raises for campus support workers.

Oregon Tradeswomen reaches agreement

Overcoming a rocky start, Oregon Tradeswomen reached agreement with Machinists Local Lodge 63 on a first union contract.

Portland teachers go back to work

A 26-day strike led to an improved contract for 3,700 teachers, counselors, and librarians, including raises totaling 14.6% over three years.

Las Vegas casino workers win big in deal that averts strike

New contracts with Caesars, MGM, and Wynn will increase pay 32% over five years for 40,000 workers, raising pay to $35 an hour.

UFCW Local 555 ends strike at Kaiser

The union is still seeking to put pressure on the company by encouraging patients to drop Kaiser, saying their health care could be at risk.

Oregon home care workers get raise of $1.73 an hour Jan. 1

The current base wage is $17.77 an hour. The new two-year agreement also increases the number of hours caregivers are allowed to work.

OFNHP reaches agreements with PeaceHealth

More than 1,300 health care workers struck Oct. 23-27 at PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver and St. John Medical Center in Longview.