TriMet deal comes amid union leadership change

The 4-year agreement was finalized after members voted in new leadership, with a ratification vote set for two days before they were sworn in.

OHSU unions slam layoffs 

Publicly owned OHSU is laying off 400 workers even as it plans a $1 billion acquisition of Legacy and pours cash into executive compensation.

Laborers rise $9.25/hr in new agreements

Traffic flaggers — who have one of the most dangerous jobs — will get even bigger raises, starting with an immediate raise of $8 an hour. 

Providence locks out striking nurses

The three-day strike wrapped up on June 21 but Providence wouldn’t allow all striking nurses to return to work for two more days.

Fighting for Keller jobs

Members of entertainment unions tell Portland City Council a closure for renovation could devastate arts jobs. 

Change in leadership at Amalgamated Transit Union 757

Members of ATU Local 757 have voted TriMet bus operator Bruce Hansen back in as president — nine years after he left office. 

Oregon governor proclaims Lineman Appreciation Day

July 10, 1886 is the day electric lineman Henry Miller — IBEW’s first president — was fatally injured while working to restore power.

Portland NLRB’s Dietz out indefinitely 

Seattle-based NLRB agent Janet Little will be stepping in to handle the management duties and correspondence.

Ironworkers Local 29 voting on $15/hour increase over four years

Union members had previously voted to reject an offer of a $7.50 an hour compensation increase over three years.

Second contract ratified at Grand Central

The new three-year agreement raises wages and modifies an attendance policy workers felt was unnecessarily harsh.

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