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.
If no agreement is reached, workers expect to strike or be locked out the day after Labor Day.
Twenty-two workers at Free Geek, a local computer recycler, ratified their first union contract July 19.
Union bargainers agree — for the first time — to give up fully-paid health coverage.
At a paper mill in Wauna, Oregon, USW ratified Georgia-Pacific’s final contract proposal.
A late-breaking contract settlement averted a planned strike at Mt. Hood Community College.
A union contract at TriMet which covers 2,000 bus and rail operators, mechanics, and support staff expired Nov. 30, 2009.
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.