City of Portland

Hundreds of unrepresented City of Portland workers get a chance to unionize

City attorneys and HR managers, opposing a union effort by three workers, ended up opening the door to a union for workers across the city.

Exit interview: Amanda Fritz

Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse and member of Oregon Nurses Association, talks about her 12 years at Portland City Council.

Union coalitions at shipyards, Portland, PPS under new leadership

Local 290 rep Pat Christensen's retirement left vacant leadership spots at the Metal Trades and union councils at PPS and City of Portland.

Jobs on the ballot

Two local ballot measures could make the difference between jobs and joblessness for thousands of workers.

Breakthrough on community benefits agreement for Broadway Corridor

The 12-block public-private project on the former post office site will use union labor.

Furloughed workers tighten belts waiting for WorkShare benefits

It seemed like a win-win when unions approved the furloughs, but Workshare benefits promised by the Oregon Employment Department have been slow to arrive.

Collective bereavement?

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler gives all city workers 40 hours paid bereavement leave, to grieve 400 years of oppression.

City of Portland unions will vote on furloughs in which workers could actually come out ahead

The federally funded Work Share program will make up for wages lost during furloughs, and city budget savings are earmarked to prevent layoffs.

City of Portland asks unions for pay freeze

Nothing has been agreed to yet, and union negotiators for the District Council of Trade Unions and Laborers Local 483 want more detail about the budget hit.

Portland City Council votes to end funding for five community recreation facilities

Up to 56 newly unionized workers will be laid off.

Laborers Local 483 fights to stop cuts to Portland Parks and Rec

Portland City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to close community recreation centers and lay off about 50 front line staff like lifeguards and swimming instructors.

Private monopolies failed to deliver fiber. Now it’s time for municipal broadband.

Coming soon to Portland City Council is a union-backed plan for public-owned Internet access that would be cheaper than Comcast and 40 times as fast.

City of Portland ratifies DCTU deal

The six-union agreement runs through July 1, 2020.

Portland City Council mandates diversity in public construction

A new policy passed by Portland City Council will increase participation of women and minorities as workers and contractors on public construction projects.

Union coalition reaches tentative agreement with City of Portland

The deal with the City of Portland delivers long-overdue raises and more gender parity.

Portland ready to move on Community Benefits Agreement

After months of hibernation, a plan to increase opportunities for women and minorities in construction will go to Portland City Council Nov. 8.

DCTU votes to authorize strike

And the City of Portland HR director announced her resignation.

Portland City workers take strike authorization vote 

The DCTU union coalition declared impasse Sept. 27.

DCTU declares impasse at City of Portland

Bargaining for over 1,000 employees has been going on since Jan. 5 without success.

At City of Portland, Laborers and COPPEA ratify new contracts, but DCTU still waiting

Though several other City of Portland bargaining units have ratified new contracts, District Council of Trade Unions is headed to mediation with the City.