Employment. Labor market.
Union crews that typically work Portland Trailblazer home games at the Moda Center have been replaced with non-union workers.
The closure means layoff for 64 workers, but thanks to a $55 million coal transition fund, they’ll get a lump sum payment of about $44,000.
Local building trades union leaders are baffled as an accused wage thief bids high and gets the worst rating, but wins contract.
Bite into a burger at any Portland-area Wendy’s or Burger King, and there’s a one in three chance the bun began with Mario Aldaco.
If Nabisco closes its N.J. and Georgia plants in 2021, just three would remain: Portland, Chicago, and Richmond. And lots of Mexican product.
The Oremet plant has been in operation since 1956, but nearly all its product goes to Boeing, which has largely halted airliner production.
The Newberg mill used to be where Oregon sent its recycled paper. Now it’s being scrapped. And its $28/hour union jobs won’t be coming back.
There’s so much work right now for members of IBEW Local 48 that the union is offering a bounty for qualified electricians who sign on.
A county-wide, publicly financed fiber-to-the-premises network would cost $966 million, and residents support the idea by more than 2-1.
Two local ballot measures could make the difference between jobs and joblessness for thousands of workers.