Laborers Local 483 wins wage hikes for zoo and parks workers in tentative deal with Metro

The agreement will increase wages and paid time off for roughly 250 workers at the Oregon Zoo and regional parks.

Toxic Work Environment

You name it, AFSCME-represented hazardous waste workers handle it. The job combines science, a strong stomach and a whole lot of caution.

Metro votes 6-1 to move forward on I-5 Bridge Replacement

Building trades leaders were steamed when Metro commissioner Mary Nolan voted "no" on funding for a bridge over the Columbia River. 

Jobs on the ballot

Two local ballot measures could make the difference between jobs and joblessness for thousands of workers.

Now open to the public, the Portland Hyatt Regency Convention Center was largely union-built

The hotel opened Dec. 19– on budget, and ahead of schedule.

Tilesetting jobs were the one union sore spot on the Hyatt project

Bricklayers Local 1 warned Mortenson that there’d be problems with non-union contractor.

New Convention Center hotel will be union built

And likely union operated, as Hyatt signs a neutrality agreement with UNITE HERE Local 8

AFSCME wins big gains for Metro temp workers

An agreement between the Metro regional government and AFSCME Local 3580 will deliver raises of up to $3.92 an hour to about 50 newly...

Laborers Local 483 reaches tentative agreement at Metro

The four-year deal includes raises and new rights for temps, but also some union concessions

New contract for AFSCME members at Metro

If ratified, 300+ workers will get 2.82% raises, and pay an extra 2% of health insurance premiums

Laborers Local 483 proclaims ‘Zoolidarity’ in campaign for a better contract at Metro

Metro’s contract with AFSCME Local 3580 has also expired

Convention Center hotel closer to breaking ground

Hyatt would be neutral toward hotel workers unionizing.

All signs point to a union-built convention center hotel

Metro's "statement of principles" asks the developer to use union workers

Hyatt signs rare “labor peace” agreement in anticipation of subsidy

UNITE HERE, the union that represents hotel workers, has reached a landmark neutrality agreement with Hyatt Hotels.

Building trades miffed at Metro for bypassing Shiprack

Building trades unions are miffed that the Metro Council didn't appoint Bob Shiprack to a vacant seat in District 6.