City of Portland

Tentative City of Portland agreement delivers sizable raises for members of Laborers Local 483

If ratified, the two contracts will cover over 1,000 city workers.

City managers rejected union solution to reduce the time 911 callers spend waiting on hold

AFSCME Local 189 said a sizable pay raise would help recruit and retain more staff, but an arbitrator picked management's counterproposal.

City workers say their wages need to reflect the new high-rent Portland

Laborers Local 483 wants a livable wage of at least $15 an hour for City workers, and cost-of-living increases that reflect Portland's rising cost of housing.


At the City of Portland, a group of managers rewrote a project labor agreement template — by taking out the ‘labor’.

Portland’s model Community Benefits Agreement could be replaced with ‘CEIP’

Building trades officials say City of Portland managers want to bypass a union-backed agreement that provides more opportunities for women and minority construction workers.

Building Trades Council joins group challenging Portland’s ban on new fossil fuel terminals

The yet-to-be-named coalition is preparing to file a petition for review with the Land Use Board of Appeals.

911 in turmoil as Portland union contract goes to arbitration

Understaffing is leading to daily forced overtime, and sometimes, dangerous call wait times.

City union breakup: Laborers Local 483 leaves the District Council of Trade Unions

Going forward, Local 483 will bargain its own contract with the City of Portland.

Portland-area labor unions weigh in on May 17 primary races

NOLC and AFSCME decide not to take sides between Wheeler and Bailey for mayor.

Laborers Local 483 finalizes deal with City of Portland over Parks & Rec permatemps

By October, 130 more workers at Portland rec centers will have union wages and benefits.

In his own words: Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler on questions that matter to working people

Ted Wheeler answers questions about a broad range of issues working people have with the city.

Who should working people choose for Portland mayor?

Northwest Labor Press interviews Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey.

In his own words: Portland mayoral candidate Jules Bailey on questions that matter to working people

Jules Bailey answers questions about a broad range of issues working people have with the city.

City of Portland on track to add hundreds to Rec worker union

Portland Parks & Rec employees look to get $15 and a union.

City of Portland worker contract bargaining enters mediation

Bargaining has been moving at a snail’s pace for employees at the City of Portland are finding. Mediation began Sept. 23 between the City and the District Council of Trade Unions, a coalition of eight union locals, but it didn’t go well. Bargaining committee members believe the City may be forcing unions to strike.

Arbitrator orders Portland Parks & Rec to halt use of non-union casuals

The union win resolves a decade-long fight for better conditions at Portland Parks & Rec

Portland considers ‘Ban the Box’ ordinance

The ordinance would give people with criminal records a better shot at becoming employed. 

City of Portland passes $15 minimum for its contracted service workers

The wage floor covers 150 janitors and guards and parking attendants and about 20 City workers