May 30: You won’t want to miss it

We’re excited to host our annual Oregon Labor Organizing Summit on May 30 at the LiUNA Local 737 union hall in Portland.  

Honoring the Key Bridge workers

The bridge collapse highlighted that immigrants often work in hazardous occupations, with construction jobs ranking among the most dangerous.

Critical mission: workplace safety

More than 50 years ago on April 28 the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job.

Spring-time power building

If every union household turned out for pro-labor candidates in 2024, we would sweep the elections from the top to the bottom of the ballot.

Oregon labor is all-in for Julie Su

Despite confirmation as deputy secretary of labor in 2021, a few senators have been trying to block a vote on her nomination as secretary.

Oregon labor is still strike ready

This is our time to push back on the rigged economic system and win what’s ours from the wealth our labor creates.

In 2024 it’s still better in a union

The labor movement will never stop fighting to unrig the rules of the economy and welcome any worker dreaming of a better life.

The year 2023 in review

In 2023, workers fought and won.

Closing out 2023 with a UAW bump

Over 46 days this fall, the world watched as nearly 150,000 autoworkers did something that had never been done before.

PPS teacher strike: a difficult ballet

The onus for this crisis, which will soon spread, lies squarely with legislators who determine a state budget every two years.

Student workers are making history

Recent campaigns at University of Oregon and Reed College show us that young people are hungry to make change.

UAW back to the head of the class

If the union movement is having a “moment,” the re-emergence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) is a big part of it.

Leaving Bend united and hopeful

This year’s convention could not have come at a more opportune time for labor to strategize about how to harness the moment we’re in.

88% – A Number to Inspire and Harness

Among young people, approval of labor unions is at 88%. And support for strikes is at 90%.

The Fines don’t cross picket lines

Honoring a picket line is an instinctual recognition that workers waving signs outside their place of employment deserved public support.

The arc of the labor movement lands in Canby

Our Labor Day Picnic is back, and this time, at a public, not private, property: the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby.

A betrayal of Oregon workers

Over the last few years Oregon has led the nation with the most legislative walkouts and the second-longest walkout in American history.

Solidarity is our lifeblood

This is proving to be one of the most consequential summers of labor action, with hundreds of thousands on strike or near striking.

They will never stop us striking

The U.S. Supreme Court showed its true anti-union colors yet again in their wrong-headed ruling on Glacier Northwest v. Teamsters Local 174.

Bring back wage boards

Wage boards — created by state or local governments — recommend minimum standards for wages, benefits, working conditions, and training.