Teamster leader addresses Republican convention

O’Brien was on stage at Trump’s invitation, and thanked Trump for having the backbone to open the convention doors to a Teamster. 

AFL-CIO says J.D. Vance, Trump’s VP pick, is no friend of labor

Vance, 39, was elected less than two years ago as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, and got a 0% rating from the AFL-CIO for his votes in 2023.  

We’re sticking with Joe Biden, says AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO, a federation of 59 unions, endorsed Biden for re-election at a special conference in Philadelphia June 2023.

A union picnic for the ages

Over 4,000 union electricians and family members attended the five-hour event at the union headquarters July 14.

Kroger-Albertsons merger about to hit headwinds

The merger will have to get past four separate judges in the next two months. There are signs that investors don't think it will happen.

Portland police union ballot initiatives won’t move forward

Initiatives sponsored by Portland Police Association to hire more officers and overhaul a new police oversight board won’t be on the ballot. 

Just Cause for all Oregon workers? Not this year

Proponents of an Oregon ballot initiative to end at-will employment say they’ll try again in 2026.

UFCW 555 turns in signatures for cannabis union initiative

It would require cannabis businesses to submit signed labor peace agreements if they want to get or renew a license to do business in Oregon.

Boeing pleads guilty to fraud

Boeing concealed information from FAA regulators about the software that caused two crashes and 346 deaths.

Will New Seasons workers get a union contract?

The union and New Seasons have met 21 times since January 2023 to negotiate and are still without a first collective bargaining agreement.

OHSU’s postdoc researchers reach impasse

The two sides have been negotiating since September 2023, and OHSU has refused to offer raises of any amount.

Union laborer takes on an incumbent in SW Washington

If elected, Clark County Laborers union organizer Deken Letinich would bring a work ethic and union values to Olympia. 

A Union Guide to Washington’s August 6, 2024 primary election

Washington's Aug. 6 primary will determine which candidates for state and local office will go on to the general election in November.

Unions say Clark County owes members a 20% raise after it hiked the pay of its top manager

Four unions representing county employees filed grievances citing “me too” contract clauses. The case is in the hands of an arbitrator.

Jane McAlevey, 1964-2024

Jane McAlevey, a seasoned union organizer and prolific writer, died July 7 at age 59 after a battle with multiple myeloma.

Sheet metal worker takes charge of apprenticeship standards

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industry is hiring 10 new staff to make sure programs comply with requirements.

Looking back on Local 48

Charyle Molden found a job, and blazed a trail, as the first Black woman in IBEW Local 48.

Healthcare Workers (still) Leading the Way

Here in Oregon, we continue to see some of the most inspirational worker-led actions at healthcare institutions across the state.

Florida bans local rules to protect workers from heat

Texas passed similar legislation in 2023, banning local rules that would require water breaks for construction workers.

When temperatures rise, stay safe at work

State-level workplace heat rules can save lives, but only if workers and employers know about them.

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