Oregon Governor Kate Brown proposes more money for labor law enforcement

Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle is asking for an additional 25 full-time staff. The governor’s recommended budget proposes to add 11.

Will Oregon get serious about labor law enforcement?

BOLI’s staff has shrunk by a third since 1995—even as Oregon added a million new residents and legislators gave it new laws to enforce.

Study says employers are skirting landmark law aimed at curbing abusive scheduling practices

The only statewide law of its kind, SB 828 was meant to make workers’ schedules more predictable, but a UO study shows it's falling short.

Tilesetting jobs were the one union sore spot on the Hyatt project

Bricklayers Local 1 warned Mortenson that there’d be problems with non-union contractor.

New wage and hour chief comes to Oregon from the national union movement

Hired by Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, former top building trades lobbyist Sonia Ramirez began her new position July 8.

At BOLI, a labor champion takes the reins

Newly installed Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle has had lifelong ties to the union movement, and named several labor figures to her staff.

Oregon’s ‘incredible’ crackdown on wage theft

Oregon legislators passed a law that will make wage thieves tremble.

Agencies near and dear to labor mostly spared cuts by Legislature

Among state agencies of concern to labor - BOLI, LERC, ERB - the scenario is belt-tightening but no disabling cuts.