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.
Profitable Schnitzer Steel is demanding concessions from its union workers.
An April rally inspired by Occupy Boston is also the kickoff of a local union petition drive.
Workers reject an offer from contractor First Transit in which they’d lose ground over five years.
ERB says TriMet owes workers retroactive wage increases.
The contract ends a several-year battle over who would operate the $200 million grain facility.
Aveda sites are leafletted in six cities, while in Portland, pickets and a brief occupation.
The settlement appears to avert a clash planned for the arrival of the first ship.
ATU under siege as labor ally Lynn Lehrbach slated for replacement on the board.
Land and water protests are planned for the arrival of the first ship at a new grain terminal.
“Our members are just thankful to have jobs,” says union president Belinda Reagan.