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.
Georgia-Pacific has changed since it was bought in 2005 by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.
A new three-year contract provides for increases of $1.75, $2, and $2.25.
Newly unionized Dosha Salon and Spa hired former Oregon Republican Party chair Bob Tiernan to oversee bargaining.
A belt-tightening union contract wasn’t good enough for well-connected critics at a March 7 school board meeting.
The uprising began Feb. 11 when Republican Scott Walker proposed a law to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.
A new crop of Republican governors has declared war on unions, provoking the biggest showdown since Reagan fired air traffic controllers in 1981.
Amid threats of a wildcat transit strike, a state conciliator on Jan. 28 made headway.
Employers — both private and public sector — propose takebacks in a bad economy.
Before leaving office, Gov. Kulongoski asked a state conciliator to help resolve the dispute.
Union contracts expire this summer at a number of Portland and Seattle hotels.