ILWU Local 5

Musicians Local 99 staff unionize

Portland's Musicians Local 99 recognized ILWU Local 5 as the bargaining representative for its two union staffers.

Bike mechanics get union contract

Workers at Community Cycling Center ratified a one-year contract that increases paid time off, ensures cost of living raises, and establishes basic union protections.

Northwest Workers Justice Project recognizes union

NWJP is a legal nonprofit that trains workers about their rights, advocates for pro-worker policies, and provides legal aid to workers.

Powell’s Books workers to vote on tentative deal

The deal sets a base wage of at least $18 an hour after a year of employment and allows negotiations if Portland’s minimum wage meets that.

Powell’s workers hold Labor Day strike

Members of ILWU Local 5 at Powell’s Books held a one-day strike Sept. 4 to protest alleged bad-faith bargaining by the company.

Powell’s workers plan Labor Day strike

Powell's workers say is the company is refusing to bargain in good faith and ask the public not to shop there in-store or online that day.

Portland’s first unionized bike shop

About 20 workers at nonprofit Community Cycling Center in Portland have organized as an affiliate of ILWU Local 5.

Strike gets first contract for Portland preschool workers

Daycare workers at the Crystal Springs location of Growing Seeds went on strike in August. It quickly brought an agreement with management.

Workers at Portland pet and garden store go union

Workers at Fang! Pet & Garden Supply and Salty’s Pet Supply in Portland voted 13-0 to unionize with ILWU Local 5, in ballots counted July 19.

Joyful Noise child care workers go union

Workers at a chain of four child development centers in Portland voted by a three-to-one margin to unionize with ILWU Local 5.

ILWU signs first child care workers contract

The contract covers 17 workers at Fruit & Flower Rock Creek, which is connected to PCC’s Rock Creek campus.

County ballot measure would provide lawyers to tenants facing eviction

Tenants rights advocates are petitioning for a Multnomah County initiative to provide free legal representation for tenants facing eviction.

Portland child care workers launch union

Workers at Portland-based Joyful Noise Child Development Centers have launched a union drive to join ILWU Local 5.

We’re union now, say workers at Fang! Pet and Garden Supply

Workers at Portland’s Fang! Pet & Garden Supply delivered a letter to the business owner, announcing they're unionizing with ILWU Local 5.

Multnomah County votes for labor harmony 

At non-profit county contractors, union-busting is about to get a little harder.

Daycare workers at Wild Lilac unionize

Workers at the nonprofit SE Portland daycare and preschool are now represented by ILWU Local 5, which also represents Growing Seeds. 

Powell’s workers press for recall

The Powell’s Books union contract offers laid off workers recall rights when jobs reappear, but the CEO says those recall rights have expired.

Workers at Growing Seeds daycare chain announce union campaign

About 75 workers would become part of ILWU Local 5.

Clackamas pet hospital goes union

The NLRB has certified that ILWU Local 5 won last year's representation election at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists — by a one-vote margin

Chain-owned Clackamas pet hospital votes narrowly to unionize

After Mars Petcare swallows up giant VCA chain, workers vote to join ILWU.