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Anti light rail measure passes Clackamas County

Labor defends light rail, but it's not enough.

Health insurance ate my pension

What some unions are doing about out-of-control health care costs

Transit union members elect new leadership

Bruce Hansen takes office amid a protracted dispute with TriMet, Local 757’s largest employer.

Oregon Senate confirms Kitzhaber appointees

Dozens of Kitzhaber appointees were confirmed, including including a handful important to labor.

2011: Year One of the Great Fightback

2011 —Year 3 of the Great Recession — may be remembered as Year 1 of the Great Fightback.

Bus drivers at Portland Public Schools ratify deal at First Student

PPS drivers win temporary labor peace, but struggles continue at other units of First Student.

How to tell summer is here: It’s union picnic season

This year in the Portland area, union picnic season gets under way next weekend, continues throughout the summer, culminates Labor Day with the area’s biggest union picnic (the Northwest Oregon Labor Council picnic at Oaks Park), and wraps up the weekend after that for several unions.

Bill proposes ‘bereavement’ be added to Family Leave Act

A member of Bakers Union Local 114 is behind a bill in the Oregon Legislature.

YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at labor stories of 2010

The beginning of a new year is a chance to summarize the year’s most important labor news and tie up loose ends.

YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at labor stories of 2010

At the Northwest Labor Press, the beginning of a new year is a chance to look back on the old one.