Union members running for seats in May 19 special election

May 15, 2009

Local unions hope to get some of their own elected in Oregon’s May 19 special election, which fills low-profile non-partisan positions like school boards and port commissions. AFSCME member Scott Bailey, regional economist for Southwest

Portland Public Schools backs off hardline stance

Feb 15, 2008

Portland Public Schools (PPS) appears ready to bury the hatchet after a long-running standoff with three of its unions. On Feb. 5, PPS announced a tentative agreement on a new contract with Amalgamated Transit Union

Lobbyist for Labor

Mar 2, 2007

Decades defending workers at the Oregon Legislature have earned Mary Botkin an outsized reputation

Union label rare at Starbucks

Jun 4, 2004

At the 5,647 coffee shops owned by Starbucks Corporation in the United States, not a single employee is represented by a union.

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