May 17, 2024 issue

Interstate Bridge Replacement could start in 2026

Construction of the bridge itself is expected to take 5 to 6 years, and the project overall is expected to will last up to a decade.

UFCW Local 555 ends dispute with Kaiser

Five months after Kaiser pharmacy and imaging workers struck in Oregon, UFCW Local 555 says members ratified new four-year agreements.

A union arborist, root and branch

Laborers Local 483 member Jayne Lacey has combined a lifelong passion for climbing trees with a commitment to public service.

Workers reject union at Wyld cannabis gummies

With all but one of 35 eligible workers casting ballots, the vote was 12-22 for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555.

Kotek appoints unionists to advisory boards

Oregon governor Tina Kotek announced new appointments to state advisory boards, and nominees included several figures from organized labor. 

Outsourced lab workers unionize

Legacy Health System contracted out its labs to LabCorp. Now 435 lab workers who used to work at Legacy are union-represented.

Ethos Music Center goes union with AFM Local 99

The union campaign was in part a response to recent instability and funding problems. It's only the second unionized music school in the U.S.

Teamsters pause funeral home union campaign but expect to re-file

The campaign aims to unionize local workers at the largest provider of funeral and cemetery services in North America.

Union vote date set at Fried Egg I’m in Love

Workers at the local breakfast sandwich chain will vote whether to unionize as an affiliate of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Police sergeants unionizing

A wave of unionization is taking place among police sergeants around Oregon, thanks to new state legislation. 

Jerry Bruce, 1936-2024

The former IBEW Local 48 business manager helped move the union hall and set up the union's market recovery and flex benefits plans.

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.  

Decision point for Multnomah County

At a moment of crisis, two competitive races will decide the direction of Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous.