Portland City Council

Portland City Council questions USPS plans

Portland City Council is asking the U.S. Postal Service to hold a local public hearing about its plan to consolidate mail sorting in Oregon.

Union officer launches run for Portland City Council

Housing Bureau employee Chris Flanary, a member of AFSCME Local 189, is one of the first to file for the all-new Portland City Council.

City Council says new auditor was wrong to make deal with workers

Simone Rede, newly installed as Portland City Auditor, didn’t think a first union contract needed to be so hard.

Unions split over Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council, but most are backing her challenger Vadim Mozyrsky

Half the unions that backed Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council four years ago are now endorsing her challenger, Vadim Mozyrsky.

Will Portland’s plan for high-road jobs survive the pullout of Broadway Corridor developer?

Unions and community groups want to know if a landmark agreement on the massive Broadway Corridor redevelopment project still stands. 

Exit interview: Amanda Fritz

Amanda Fritz, a former psychiatric nurse and member of Oregon Nurses Association, talks about her 12 years at Portland City Council.

New Pearl District neighborhood: union-built

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called it one of the most complex and ambitious development projects the City has ever taken on.

Former USPS site will be a model of high-road development

Portland City Council is scheduled to vote Sept. 23 on an agreement that will ensure years of employment for union construction trades workers and enhanced opportunities in construction for women and minorities.

Breakthrough on community benefits agreement for Broadway Corridor

The 12-block public-private project on the former post office site will use union labor.

AFL-CIO forum brings Portland City hall contenders to union hall

Three months before the election, 12 candidates pitched themselves to 180 unionists.

Portland Uber driver advisory board holds its first meeting

A newly formed nine-member committee will come up with suggestions for new regulations that Portland City Council could pass in order to improve conditions for drivers and the riding public.

Municipal broadband now before Portland City Council

Multnomah County and four other cities are waiting for Portland City Council to authorize its share of funding for a study of what it would cost to install fiber-optic cable door to door.

AFSCME Local 189 backs Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council

In the May primary, Local 189 backed Andrea Valderrama for that seat, but she placed fourth in a six-candidate field.

Portland City Council approves resolution on the rights of Uber drivers

A city bureau has six months to come up with a proposal for a City oversight body focused on wages, dispute resolution, and other issues.

AFL-CIO calls on Portland to give Uber drivers a voice

Commissioner Nick Fish says an ordinance to set up a driver "Wage Board" will get May 24 hearing.

Huge tenant win at Portland City Council

It’s the closest thing to rent control: All but the smallest landlords will pay tenants a relocation fee of up to $4,500 if they raise rent more than 10 percent or issue a no-cause eviction.

To counter big-money politics, Portland City Council votes for public campaign finance

Starting in 2020, the system will match small donors so candidates can focus on regular voters, not big donors.

Portland City Council looks at public campaign finance system to magnify the voice of small donors

Backed by unions and community groups, Commissioner Amanda Fritz hopes to pass it by the end of the year.

Portland City Council passes fair scheduling resolution

The non-binding resolution encourages all Portland employers to review their scheduling practices.

Portland gas tax will buy one sixth of a fix

Laborers Local 483, the union that would be most directly affected, is staying neutral.