Portland Metal Trades Council

Shipyard workers in an uproar over paint damage to cars

An improperly contained cruise ship paint job resulted in paint particles floating almost a half-mile to the employee parking lot.

Shipyard workers approve contract by 70%

Wages rise $3.95 an hour under the new agreement, which covers nearly 1,000 metal trades workers at Portland and Seattle shipyards.

For shipyard workers, contract … or strike

Union shipyard workers in Portland and Seattle will decide April 28 whether to approve a new tentative agreement with employer Vigor Marine.

Shipyard workers vote again to authorize strike

The Metal Trades Council is planning a community support rally at the Portland shipyard’s main gate at 9:30 a.m. April 9.

Shipyard workers reject tentative agreement

Metal trades unions will hold a second strike vote after 900 Portland and Seattle shipyard workers rejected a deal with Vigor Marine.

Metal Trades unions ask shipyard owner: ‘Where’s the love?’

Unions and Vigor Marine remain far apart in bargaining for a contract representing several hundred workers at Portland and Seattle shipyards.

Metal Trades Council selects leadership

Delegates to the Metal Trades Council of Portland and Vicinity held a Jan. 10 election to name its top officers.

Workers could strike at shipyards in Portland and Seattle

By over 95%, Portland and Seattle shipyard workers voted to authorize a strike if the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department can’t get a contract.

Strike averted at Vigor shipyards

A new four-year contract will raise wages $4.35 an hour.

Shipyard workers reject Vigor contract offer

More than 1,000 employees in Portland and Puget Sound have been working under the terms of an extended master collective bargaining agreement that expired Sept. 1, 2017.

Vigor shipyard workers vote to extend contract to Sept. 1

The extension will give the sides more time to address problems with multi-employer pension plans.

Shipyard workers at Cascade General ratify new contract

It was the third contract vote for members of the Portland Metal Trades at Vigor shipyard

Swan Island shipyard workers reject contract offers

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

Vigor christens new drydock at Portland’s Swan Island shipyard

The 960-foot Chinese-built vessel is the largest floating drydock in North America

Machinists, Metal Trades, DCU have void to fill with Scott Lucy retirement

Lucy has been with the Machinists for 35 years.

Reinvigorating Portland’s shipyard: Vigor’s massive new dry dock could mean hundreds of jobs

13 years after selling America’s largest floating dry dock, Vigor bringing one back to Portland

Oregon Iron Works to merge with Vigor Industrial

Union leaders are optimistic about prospects for job growth