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.

ATU balks at Tri-Met plan to impose contract

Oct 15, 2010

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.

Portland Public Schools backs off hardline stance

Feb 15, 2008

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

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