Employment. Labor market.
The COVID-19 crisis has caused a 30% drop in mail volume. The Postmaster General says USPS will run out of money by September.
The settlement ends a two-year battle over subcontracting work on a Portland bakery production line that makes Ritz crackers.
Daimler Trucks North America reopened its Swan Island Western Star truck plant April 20 with lots of measures in place to prevent COVID-19 virus.
Only contractors that provide fair wages and benefits can bid on construction and janitorial work when the pension owns majority.
Several hundred Oregon members of IATSE Local 488 were already facing a scarcity of work. COVID-19 made matters worse, shutting down projects statewide by mid-March.
The proposed $10 billion liquid natural gas terminal and pipeline project would be built union, but it still faces state hurdles.
The closure impacts roughly 700 members of four unions, and comes amid concerns that workers can’t all maintain six feet distance.
The $800 million project near Klamath Falls would enable storage of solar and wind energy and would be union-built.
The Oregon Department of State Lands denied the company’s request for an extension and indicated the permit would likely be denied. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to make a final determination on the project next month.
A U.S. Postal Service pilot project called “Consolidated Casing” was supposed to speed up mail carriers and decrease the number of routes.