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.
A national agreement covering 47,000 Kaiser employees may be wrapped up next week.
Workers at TriMet LIFT are bargaining for a new contract, but it’s not going well.
About 280,000 workers could walk out as soon as Aug. 1.
After two years without negotiations, Mondelēz-Nabisco is withdrawing from the union pension, and implementing annual raises of 2.25 percent.
Two years after the union contract expired, Mondelēz/Nabisco offers workers $15,000 to agree to the company’s final offer — and gives a May 20 deadline.
The contract provides across-the-board raises of 3 and 2 percent, and an additional 5 percent for para-educators.
Ten union leaders and supporters refused to leave the offices of nonprofit Volunteers of America Portland, which has stonewalled union bargaining.
Next stop could be a strike – when students return from summer break.
CEO Kay Toran proposes no raises and a “right to work” rule that would undermine the union.
School bus drivers say they shouldn’t be earning $5 an hour less than school district truck drivers who transport food.