Portland police union files initiative petitions

One of the potential initiatives would undo features of the police accountability measure voters approved in 2020.

Union officer launches run for Portland City Council

Housing Bureau employee Chris Flanary, a member of AFSCME Local 189, is one of the first to file for the all-new Portland City Council.

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.

Portland Clean Energy Fund adds exemption to wage requirement

The voter-approved measure promised to pay workers at least 180% of the state’s minimum wage. So why does a new amendment weaken the wage standards?

Study finds Portland Fire Bureau is understaffed

If Portland wants 4-minute response times, it will need more fire bureau staff, according to a recent report.

Portland auditor examines Fire Bureau, again

Fire Fighters Local 43 says the audit is narrow in focus, uses four-year-old data and ignores progress that has been made since then.

Unions split over Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council, but most are backing her challenger Vadim Mozyrsky

Half the unions that backed Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council four years ago are now endorsing her challenger, Vadim Mozyrsky.

Building Trades Council backs Hardesty challenger Vadim Mozyrsky

The council, which represents 27 construction union locals and about 20,000 Portland-area union members, voted on the endorsement Feb. 22.

Exit interview: Amanda Fritz

Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse and member of Oregon Nurses Association, talks about her 12 years at Portland City Council.

Collective bereavement?

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler gives all city workers 40 hours paid bereavement leave, to grieve 400 years of oppression.

Runoff: Loretta Smith endorsed by Northwest Oregon Labor Council

Smith faces former school board member Dan Ryan in the Aug. 11 runoff election for the vacant Portland City Council position held by the late Nick Fish.

AFL-CIO forum brings Portland City hall contenders to union hall

Three months before the election, 12 candidates pitched themselves to 180 unionists.

Labor Council endorses Wheeler for mayor on second attempt

Wheeler faces 14 challengers in the May 19 primary.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler falls short on labor council endorsement

Supporters will make another attempt to approve endorsement at the February 24 meeting.

Labor loses spot on the Port of Portland Commission

For now, Governor Kate Brown has ended the tradition of having two labor reps on the board.

Laborers Local 483 fights to stop cuts to Portland Parks and Rec

Portland City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to close community recreation centers and lay off about 50 front line staff like lifeguards and swimming instructors.

AFSCME Local 189 backs Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council

In the May primary, Local 189 backed Andrea Valderrama for that seat, but she placed fourth in a six-candidate field.

Questions for Portland City Council Candidate Andrea Valderrama

Smith talked about her background and her ideas for City Council.

Questions for Portland City Council Candidate Jo Ann Hardesty

Hardesty talked about her history of support for unions, her past differences with labor, and her ideas for City Council.