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.
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.
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.
Deal reached nine days after impasse.
Six parking meter technicians will get $28,300 each because City violated outsourcing rules
Sticking points include health care, wages, workload, and layoff language.
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 tentative agreement on a new contract with Amalgamated Transit Union
The strike had a broad impact on labor, says Georgetown University history professor Joseph McCartin.