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Long-awaited I-5 replacement bridge starting to get real 

The proposal to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River got its first big federal commitment Dec. 15: a $600 million grant.

Layoffs at Portland’s building permit bureau

The bureau is cutting 15% of its staff as the volume of building permits drops. Interest rates and Portland’s reputation are taking a toll.

Decision nears on Kroger-Albertsons merger

If Biden’s FTC approves it, a combination of Kroger and Albertsons would create a near-monopoly. The two of them own 40 grocery chains in all.

Welcoming veterans to the trades

Helmets to Hardhats and other groups are ready to help when veterans make the shift to life after military service.

PeaceHealth moves ahead with the closure of Eugene’s only hospital

Over the objection of unions and Governor Kotek, the Vancouver-based hospital chain is closing most units at its Eugene hospital as of Dec. 1

Larch Corrections Center closes

Teamsters Local 117 fought the closure of the minimum security prison in Yacolt, Washington, where about 115 members worked. But it lost.

Portland Bureau of Transportation could lay off 88

Union job cuts in the city's transportation bureau would mean more potholes and fewer streets plowed for snow.

PeaceHealth wants to close the only hospital in Eugene

The Sacred Heart Medical Center University District closure would need the approval of the Oregon Health Authority.

Cascade Tissues closes its St. Helens paper mill

About 75 paper mill workers represented by AWPPW Local 1 will lose their jobs in October when the plant closes.

OHSU is slow with raises. But can afford to buy Legacy.

If the public teaching hospital buys the private health system, it would eclipse Intel as the largest metro-area employer.

Portland Public Schools is skimping on maintenance

A new report paid for by the district confirms what union tradespeople who maintain schools have been saying for years.

OFNHP decries layoffs at PeaceHealth as Vancouver clinic closes

PeaceHealth will lay off nearly 30 union-represented workers this fall when it closes an urgent care clinic in Vancouver.

Sneaky Nabisco tries to outsource Teamster work

Local 206 filed suit in U.S. District Court saying Nabisco outsourced work, then refused to follow the grievance process.

USPS may stop processing mail in Eugene and Medford

If the proposed changes are approved, items mailed in Medford or Eugene would be first trucked to Portland, then trucked back.

Owens-Brockway glass recycling plant down to skeleton crew

About 75 workers may have clocked in for the last time July 21 at Oregon's largest glass bottle recycling plant.

Daily News no longer longer printed daily

Longview's daily newspaper, like most of the 77 owned by Lee Enterprises, is reducing print publication schedule to three days a week.

Hillsboro hospital outsources housekeeping and food service

More than 50 housekeepers and food service workers are being offered jobs at a contractor, Compass One Healthcare. They may be better off.

Out of nowhere, Portland budgets for staff and service cuts

Mayor Ted Wheeler had second thoughts about his own budget proposal. City unions say his last-minute changes will lead to layoffs.

Low pay causing problems recruiting and retaining state workers

There are now nearly 9,000 vacancies across state agencies in Oregon, and 9% of budgeted positions are currently vacant.

Locals snubbed for nuclear work

Almost 50 union boilermakers in Washington are losing work because managers at a nuclear energy facility hired an out-of-state contractor.