Employment. Labor market.
Multnomah County Library is about to lay off one sixth of its workforce, even though its budget is under no threat.
The 12-block public-private project on the former post office site will use union labor.
It seemed like a win-win when unions approved the furloughs, but Workshare benefits promised by the Oregon Employment Department have been slow to arrive.
COVID forced the union pizzeria to close. Now laid-off union workers fault owner Scottie Rivera for reopening with a skeleton crew.
Portland supporters rally and march over the Hawthorne Bridge.
Portland General Electric’s new lineman training facility is being constructed at least in part by nonunion labor.
A deal on a community benefits agreement is held up over equity for construction workers.
The push for national vote-by-mail is timelier than ever in the midst of a pandemic, but postal union leaders say it won’t matter much if the U.S. Postal Service isn’t around.
Up to 10,000 Portland-area workers are getting paid more while working less thanks to a layoff prevention program.
The COVID-19 crisis has caused a 30% drop in mail volume. The Postmaster General says USPS will run out of money by September.