Multnomah County

Decision point for Multnomah County

At a moment of crisis, two competitive races will decide the direction of Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous. 

Nurse union asks district attorney to prosecute Providence for wage theft

Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt says he’s ready to prosecute employers who commit wage theft. Oregon Nurses Association has one in mind.

AFSCME says Meieran threatened retaliation after non-endorsement

A Multnomah County Commissioner took it very badly when county workers union AFSCME Local 88 backed her opponent.

County ballot measure would provide lawyers to tenants facing eviction

Tenants rights advocates are petitioning for a Multnomah County initiative to provide free legal representation for tenants facing eviction.

Labor backs JVP, Meieran for Multnomah County Chair

In the race for the top Multnomah County elected seat, all eyes are on the most visible crisis facing the county: homelessness.

Unions backing Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair

Delegates to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council voted to endorse Jessica Vega Pederson for Multnomah County Chair at their Feb. 28 meeting.

Multnomah County votes for labor harmony 

At non-profit county contractors, union-busting is about to get a little harder.

Preschool for All heads to Multnomah County ballot

Two campaigns for free preschool have merged so that Multnomah County voters can decide on a single measure this November.

Beating the odds, free public preschool ballot initiative turns in signatures

Aimed at the November 2020 ballot, it would provide free preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County, and living wages for preschool teachers.

Public-owned broadband study nears completion

Multnomah County is running the numbers to see if fiber to the home is feasible.

Universal preschool drive seeks signatures

Signature gathering will begin soon on a union-backed ballot initiative to offer free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County.

UFCW calls out Multnomah County for purge of citizens committee

A lawsuit says the Multnomah County Board broke the law when it fired and replaced all the citizen volunteers on an advisory committee.

Multnomah County drops workload language in new ambulance contract

Commissioner Loretta Smith was the lone vote against a contract with AMR, opposed by Teamsters, that eliminates a method of limiting workload.

Labor Council takes stand against soda tax initiative

The Labor Council is discouraging union members from signing the initiative petitions.

Building trades, labor council back Mt. Hood Community College bond effort

If approved, the $75 million bond would be the first new bond passed for the college since 1974.

SEIU locals back Collymore for county position

Services Employees International Union Locals 49 and 503 have endorsed Karol Collymore for Multnomah County commissioner.