OHSU unions slam layoffs 

Publicly owned OHSU is laying off 400 workers even as it plans a $1 billion acquisition of Legacy and pours cash into executive compensation.

Fighting for Keller jobs

Members of entertainment unions tell Portland City Council a closure for renovation could devastate arts jobs. 

Oregon governor proclaims Lineman Appreciation Day

July 10, 1886 is the day electric lineman Henry Miller — IBEW’s first president — was fatally injured while working to restore power.

A study of work at the Port of Seattle shows project labor agreements also control costs.  

PLAs enhance competition and diversity, according to a newly published study of 95 construction projects at the Port of Seattle.

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.

Port of Portland to close its container terminal

The closure of Oregon’s only international shipping container service in October could affect nearly 1,500 jobs across the state.

SMART 16 protests data center for dumping union contractor

HITT Construction replaced Local 16 union crews with a non-local, non-union subcontractor at the last minute. 

Vancouver school districts cut staff amid $54M deficit

Facing multi-million dollar budget deficits, Vancouver’s two school districts are on track to eliminate 402 positions.

‘¿Justicia para los janitors? Sí señor!’

Union janitors with SEIU Local 49 are protesting a decision at the Brewery Blocks to hire a non-union janitorial firm.

Battle breaks out between labor and AGC

It took two years and a state law for building trades unions to bargain a deal with ODOT. Now a contractor group wants to blow it up.

After restorative justice coordinators unionize, Portland Public Schools ‘unassigns’ them

Although there’s no indication that the cuts are linked to their organizing efforts, workers say they feel anxious and disrespected.

Union trades workers left in the dark as Portland Public Schools prepares to sell HQ

A proposal years in the making to sell Portland Public Schools headquarters to Albina Vision Trust is moving forward.

FTC sues to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger

In court filings the antitrust agency says letting the two giants join would harm union grocery workers in particular.

To avoid bankruptcy, ILWU pays $20.5 million to replace a shipper’s lost profits

It’s the final chapter in a fight over two jobs, a dispute that shut down container shipping in Portland for years.

Stumptown Stages dumps musicians from musical theater

The nonprofit musical theater company is laying off its union musicians, saying it will use recorded music in upcoming productions.

Portland City Council questions USPS plans

Portland City Council is asking the U.S. Postal Service to hold a local public hearing about its plan to consolidate mail sorting in Oregon.

When snow and ice hit, union members were the first to respond

During severe weather, hundreds of union-represented workers keep the region running, from electric linemen to snowplow and bus operators.

Washington AG sues to block Kroger-Albertsons merger

More than half of Washington supermarkets are either Kroger or Albertsons owned. The merger would eliminate head-to-head competition.

Union members pack hearing on renewable fuel refinery

Two conservation groups oppose the low-carbon fuel project, which is to be built all-union in an industrial area along the Columbia River.

Unionists protest plans for postal hub that would increase driving by letter carriers

Instead of sorting mail in the post office closest to their routes, letter carriers will drive to a massive sorting facility in Hillsboro.