Machinists Local 1005

Machinists battle de-cert effort at Pierce Pacific

Machinists Local Lodge 1005 and District Lodge W24 are reminding Pierce-Pacific workers of the benefits of union representation.

Machinists reach out to veterans in need

Machinists hosted a barbecue at a transitional housing village for veterans in a growing partnership between the union and nonprofit Do Good Multnomah.

Daimler Machinists: $4 raise plus essential worker bonus

Four unions at the Portland truck plant ratified new five-year agreements that raise wages $4, and hold the line on health insurance costs.

Daimler: The future of Freightliner is electric

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley got a look at Daimler's new electric trucks on a visit to a Swan Island electric fueling station .

Freightliner comes home

Daimler will make its next-generation electric Freightliner trucks in Portland, where Freightliner began … and raise starting pay $4 an hour.

Back to work at Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America reopened its Swan Island Western Star truck plant April 20 with lots of measures in place to prevent COVID-19 virus.

Machinists help disabled kids ‘catch a memory’ at fish hatchery

Non-profit Tillamook Anglers hosted the 27th Annual Fishing Day for Kids with Disabilities.

Machinists District Lodge W24 rep Britt Cornman retires after decades in the labor movement

In a career that spanned mines, mills, railroad carrier, oil fields, and an assembly line, his support for the union once nearly got him killed.

Daimler’s Portland truck plant will soon be hiring

Coming in March: Union jobs with family wages and benefits.

Back to work: Daimler truck plant opens up for a visit from retirees

A new plant manager welcomes retirees back to see their old workplace and coworkers.

Daimler Trucks withdraws from Machinists pension

But workers, and even the pension plan, could come out ahead.

Machinists rep Joe Kear retires

Kear helped reform the local Machinists union, and persuaded Daimler not to close its Portland truck plant.

DEAL: Daimler and unions reach agreement on a new 5-year contract at the Portland truck plant

Wages will rise by $3.25 an hour for the plant's 500+ workers.

Portland truck plant layoffs put Machinists pension in danger

Daimler’s Portland truck plant set a new record this summer: Fewest manufacturing jobs ever. The plant, which entered the 21st century with about 3,000...

Baggage handlers at PDX vote to join Machinists Union

Workers at ABM Onsite Services West cite low wages, lack of training, and job safety

City of Portland pushes to end protections against outsourcing

Talks with a 1,600-employee union coalition are stalled over job security — and good government

Strike ends at Daimler’s Western Star truck plant

After 22 days, Machinists and Painters vote to accept company offer

Machinists, Painters strike Daimler Trucks

Workers have been falling behind economically while the company prospers

Union bowlers raise cash for muscular dystrophy

Since the event's inception in 1989, union members have donated $351,000 to MDA

Daimler Trucks to lay off 250 union workers at Swan Island plant

The Portland maker of heavy-duty Western Star trucks currently has 930 union workers.