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.
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.
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.