In their own words: The Northwest Labor Press mayoral interviews

Two leading candidates for Portland mayor. Two lengthy interviews about issues that matter to working people. See an overview of their records and positions...

Uber wins at Portland City Council

Portland legalizes app-based rides, but Commissioner Novick promises right-to-unionize ordinance

Portland City Council: No new fossil fuel infrastructure

Commissioners vote to oppose any future oil, coal, or natural gas terminals in Portland.

Wheeler picks up three union endorsements for Portland mayor

Building Trades, CWA, and Carpenters back Wheeler (before Hales drops out)

Building Trades leader Willy Myers tapped for Portland Development Commission

Mayor Charlie Hales appoints Myers to succeed John Mohlis of the State Building Trades Council

City of Portland passes $15 minimum for its contracted service workers

The wage floor covers 150 janitors and guards and parking attendants and about 20 City workers

Taxi drivers appeal to City: No special rules for Uber

A City task force will propose new taxi regs by April

City of Portland to consider $15 an hour for contract workers

If passed it would be a more than $4 jump for janitors, security guards and others

Rogue Uber steamrolls into Portland … after law-abiding Union Cab waited 22 months for permits

City of Portland says it will rewrite rules by April 9 to make Uber legal

Labor gets seat on Portland’s utility reform task force

Blue-ribbon commission will come up with reforms to City water and sewer bureaus

Eight reasons Portland union members should vote ‘no’ on the Water District measure

Soaked by high water bills, 26-156 might sound like a good idea … ’til you know the details.

Labor wary about public water district

Initiative would take control of water and sewer away from the City of Portland

Unanimous City Council: Portland workers will have sick leave

How a labor and community alliance improved life for over 250,000 workers

Sick leave ordinance goes before Portland City Council

Commissioner Fritz takes lead on workers rights advance that would impact 2 in 5 Portland workers.

Laborers Council, Fire, Police unions withdraw endorsements of Jefferson Smith for Portland mayor

The three labor organizations aren't recommending any candidate in the mayoral race.

Portland school bond measure has union support

The measure funding school repairs is backed by police, fire, teachers and city and county unions.

City staff give green light to Union Cab

Staff are recommending approval of a worker-owned taxi co-op, and sweeping reform of taxi rules.

Laborers 483 backs Jefferson Smith for mayor

The local represents City workers who maintain streets, parks, and water treatment.

Breakthrough: City of Portland commits to build union, and use minority workers and contractors

New “community benefits agreement” uses public construction spending as a public policy tool

To halt layoffs and rescue schools, Mayor Adams dips into little-known internal funds

City workers sigh relief, but wonder: Why a budget rollercoaster when money there all along?