Collective bargaining

Transit Union 757 pushes back

TriMet board members got some heat Oct. 28 over the transit agency’s decision to impose terms on union members while it waits for an arbitrator to pick between union and management final contract offers.

ATU balks at Tri-Met plan to impose contract

While ATU Local 757 officers were away attending the convention of their international union, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane announced a wage freeze and a requirement that employees contribute to health insurance premiums — without the agreement of the union.

DCTU reaches tentative contract with City of Portland

Following months of often contentious bargaining, a coalition of seven unions representing 1,800 city employees reached a tentative agreement with the City of Portland on a new three-year contract.

Portland school teachers reach tentative contract

Deal reached nine days after impasse.

Portland parking meter techs win fight against outsourcing

Six parking meter technicians will get $28,300 each because City violated outsourcing rules

After 18 months, Portland school teachers still without contract

Sticking points include health care, wages, workload, and layoff language.

Portland Public Schools backs off hardline stance

Portland Public Schools (PPS) appears ready to bury the hatchet after a long-running standoff with three of its unions. On Feb. 5, PPS announced a...

Labor still reeling from 1981 PATCO strike

The strike had a broad impact on labor, says Georgetown University history professor Joseph McCartin.