Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5

Seattle shipyard painters unionize on the heels of Portland election

Specialty Finishes workers in both cities are now represented by Painters Local 10, which is preparing to bargain a first contract.

Unions protect workers. OSHA protects … contractors?

What is a life worth? According to Oregon OSHA, it seems, $5,400. That's how much it recently fined a company after a worker was killed on the job.

Shipyard painters go union

A dozen workers who paint vessels on Swan Island in Portland have unionized, increasing the union density at the Vigor Industrial shipyard.

Contracted painters look to unionize at Vigor shipyard

Painters Local 10 has asked for an election to represent workers employed by Specialty Finishes, located at Portland’s Vigor Marine shipyard.

Introducing IUPAT Local 101

Drywall finishers in Oregon and Southwest Washington now have their own union local.

OSHA signs off on reduced fine against bridge painting contractor

Nearly three years after a near-fatal workplace accident under the Ross Island Bridge, contractor Abhe & Svoboda will pay just $24,500 in a settlement with Oregon OSHA, down from the $189,000 first announced. The non-union firm continues to bid on ODOT work.

Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 elects new leadership

Based on votes cast at 12 locals June 8, the 6,100-member district council will be headed by Todd Springer from Portland-based Glaziers Local 740.

Vigor shipyard workers vote to authorize strike

Tired of being disrespected, shipyard workers are demanding a family-friendly work week.

UO’s new $1 billion Knight Science Campus will be built under a PLA

Oregon State Building Trades signed a project labor agreement with UO and Hoffman Construction on the project, which will be built in four phases over 10 years and employ up to 1,300 construction workers.

Lawsuit says nonunion ODOT contractor tolerated severe sex and racial harassment

The lawsuit against Ross Island Bridge contractor Abhe & Svoboda seeks a jury trial in federal district court.

All-new group of officers elected at Painters Local 10

All the incumbent officers were outpolled by challengers.

A ‘barn raising’ at Painters & Tapers Training Center

The Portland training center added classrooms, offices, and support space to what was a one-room warehouse.

Glass contractor remains non-union, and pro-union workers skedaddle

Glass Workers Local 740 loses an election at Heritage Glass, but finds better jobs for supporters.

Swan Island shipyard workers reject contract offers

The unions also win an unfair labor practice charge at Vigor Shipyard

City of Portland workers reject contract

Tallied Feb. 10, the vote is 462 for and 635 against.

City of Portland reaches tentative deal with unions

Members will vote in the coming weeks whether to approve the new four-year contract

After DCTU says no to privatization, City of Portland declares impasse

City's declaration that bargaining is done sets timeline for strike as soon as Feb. 12