Machinists Local 1005

Unions wary as Portland bargaining begins amid plans for cuts

Job security will be a top concern in bargaining between the City of Portland and a union coalition

Daimler Portland adds union jobs

It seems the union workforce at Portland’s former Freightliner truck plant is competitive after all.

Silver Eagle to lay off 55 Machinists

Portland-based Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co. will lay off 55 workers — members of Machinists Lodge 1005 — starting Dec. 17. Employment peaked at 134 bargaining unit members this year. The workers average $14 to $15 per hour, plus benefits.

DCTU reaches tentative contract with City of Portland

Following months of often contentious bargaining, a coalition of seven unions representing 1,800 city employees reached a tentative agreement with the City of Portland on a new three-year contract.