Environment Oregon

Strike at PIRG call center marks two-year union drive

Two years after voting to unionize, no contract, but no surrender either.

PIRG fundraising group on trial for labor violations

Fund for the Public Interest managers tell a judge that firing David Neal was business as usual.

Save the turtles, but never mind the TOPsters

Why PIRG call center workers wanted to unionize

PIRG call center pulls the chairs out from under workers

A PIRG call center tosses ergonomic chairs and gives union workers stackable metal chairs to sit on

PIRG fundraisers strike

Fund for the Public Interest negotiators walk out of union bargaining when a reporter shows up.

PIRG fundraiser fires entire bargaining team

A manager also threatens to close Portland call center as workers walk out in protest

PIRG fundraising group fires all but one member of union bargaining team

Draconian policies at the Portland call center lead to sky-high turnover

OSPIRG fundraiser fires pro-union workers

Workers at Fund for the Public Interest’s Portland call center voted in October to unionize.