Portland State University

PSU grad student faculty ratify their first-ever union contract

The three-year deal covers about 800 workers and is the culmination of a joint campaign by AFT-Oregon and American Association of University Professors.

PSU food service contract changes hands, union contract remains

At PSU, Salt and Straw ice cream and Stumptown Coffee will be served by AFSCME members.

PSU graduate assistants file for union recognition

When it becomes official in about 3 weeks, PSU will have 800 new union members.

PSU won’t fight union campaign among its grad students

A memo from school administration orders managers to stay neutral.

Graduate employees at Portland State form union, ask president for neutrality

Grad student employees are already unionized at UO and OSU.

PSU profs say new contract is Step 1 in combatting creeping corporatization

Greater job security, and modest raises, will help stabilize faculty

Professors get contract after PSU drops takeaway demands

Averting a strike, new AAUP contract improves salaries and job security

Portland State University professors authorize strike

AAUP says they’re ready to walk out to promote greater stability and defend faculty role in governance

PSU professors set timetable for strike

Top issues are low pay, job insecurity, and lack of respect

Oregon’s most proletarian professors protest bottom 10 percent pay

Talks head into mediation with PSU proposing less-than-inflation raises

In Oregon’s new higher ed boards, labor gets a seat or two

Business will be amply represented on the new governing boards.

SEIU 503 prepares to strike at 7 Oregon universities

Wages are a key sticking point for 4,200 university support workers.

Oregon University System getting tough with unions

OUS wants union rights concessions, a shift in health costs and raises less than inflation

Oregon Supreme Court ruling expands union grievance rights

Workers can’t be denied union grievance rights just because they’re pursuing outside legal action.