Employment. Labor market.
The hotel opened Dec. 19– on budget, and ahead of schedule.
Bricklayers Local 1 warned Mortenson that there’d be problems with non-union contractor.
A new factory in Mexico, and a decline in local bottle orders, are factors in idling a furnace.
South Korea-based container carrier SM Lines will get a state subsidy to ship to Portland. A longshore union slowdown has been blamed for shippers pulling out, but other factors increasingly make container shipping to Portland a challenge.
A combination electrician, iron worker and finish carpenter, elevator constructors are highly-paid specialists among building trades workers.
Once a baseball team is secured, a stadium built, and workers hired, unions in the harmony agreement will have access to workers within their jurisdictions, and can organize them via card-check.
As part of the deal, Vigor will merge with an 800-employee ship repair and maintenance company in Norfolk, Virginia.
When Local 701 pickets went up against a non-union equipment operator, members of Iron Workers Local 29 and other unions walked out, teaching apprentices the meaning of solidarity.
Up to 56 newly unionized workers will be laid off.
Georgia-Pacific abruptly closed its Coos Bay lumber mill April 11, permanently laying off 94 members of Machinists Local Lodge W261.