District Council of Trade Unions

Last minute deal averts strike at City of Portland

After the City of Portland improved its offer, workers voted to approve a new contract and call off the strike that was set to start Feb. 10.

Portland City workers set Feb. 10 strike date

Unless an agreement is reached before then, roughly 1,200 city workers represented by the District Council of Trade Unions will go on strike.

City unions in Portland near the brink of a strike

Following drawn out and contentious union negotiations, City of Portland managers are now accused of interfering in strike votes.

City of Portland unions declare impasse

The unit of 1,180 city workers in the District Council of Trade Unions could strike as soon as Jan. 19, after bargaining since July 2020.

Unions worry layoffs could be coming in City permitting bureau

Jobs reviewing plans and inspecting buildings may be at risk because a drop in construction activity and related permit fees.

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.

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.

Union coalition reaches tentative agreement with City of Portland

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

DCTU votes to authorize strike

And the City of Portland HR director announced her resignation.

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.

Still no DCTU deal at City of Portland

The City union coalition is calling for 2 percent raises plus cost-of-living adjustments.

Drawn-out bargaining at City of Portland

After this Sunday, either side could declare impasse.

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.

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.

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.

Portland park rangers win raises in long-sought first contract

It took 18 months, but park rangers are now part of the coalition of City unions

Laborers Local 483 elects Askin business manager

Askin will continue the local's campaign against outsourcing and prison labor