District Council of Unions

Union trades workers left in the dark as Portland Public Schools prepares to sell HQ

A proposal years in the making to sell Portland Public Schools headquarters to Albina Vision Trust is moving forward.

Portland Public Schools is skimping on maintenance

A new report paid for by the district confirms what union tradespeople who maintain schools have been saying for years.

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.

Portland Public Schools ratifies union contracts with maintenance, custodians, food service workers

All told, nearly 600 workers will get raises of 3% to 5% a year and more over the next few years.

Portland Public Schools could face layoffs for 2017-18 school year

A loss in state education funding could spell layoffs next year for more than a hundred union members who work at Portland Public Schools.

Lead crisis in schools: Could underfunding of maintenance be the culprit?

Decades of cuts have made insufficient maintenance the new normal.

Machinists, Metal Trades, DCU have void to fill with Scott Lucy retirement

Lucy has been with the Machinists for 35 years.