SEIU Local 49

Portland Airport implements new $15 wage floor

The new policy would raise wages above $16.55 for 900 service workers in January 2022. SEIU Local 49 calls that too little too late.

Over 800 Providence hospital workers lose their union over one smudged ballot

It’s the latest decision by Trump appointees on the NLRB who seem determined to reverse labor rights reforms of the Obama era.

Roadblock in the Broadway Corridor?

A deal on a community benefits agreement is held up over equity for construction workers.

COVID-19 prevention leads Daimler to close Portland truck plant

The closure impacts roughly 700 members of four unions, and comes amid concerns that workers can't all maintain six feet distance.

Strike averted at Kaiser Permanente

A tentative deal would raise wages and limit outsourcing.

As hospital strike neared, McKenzie-Willamette settled

For some of the least-paid hospital workers, wages will rise 10 percent in two years.

Massive Kaiser Permanente strike could come in October

If it happens, it would be the biggest strike in the United States in 22 years.

Hospital support workers unionize – by one vote – at Providence Portland

In a real-life demonstration that every vote counts, support staff at Providence Portland hospital have won a union by a single vote — after an on-again, off-again campaign that goes back 20 years.

Union-backed coalition pushes bold vision for Broadway corridor project

Redevelopment of the 32-acre downtown site will set the tone for what kind of city Portland will be.

At Providence Milwaukie hospital, support workers go union

Workers voted 92-54 to join SEIU Local 49.

Kaiser Permanente union coalition splits

The day before bargaining was to begin, unions representing 45,000 members left the coalition, while unions representing 70,700 members remain.

Daimler’s Portland truck plant will soon be hiring

Coming in March: Union jobs with family wages and benefits.

New System laundry strike ends after two days

Strikers got symbolic support from the laundry's customers and from Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek.

Union-made gift ideas

Buying any gifts this holiday season? If you buy union, you help keep good jobs in the community, and vote with your dollars for enterprises that pay your fellow workers a living wage with benefits.

Pushed to the limit, laundry workers strike

New System Laundry wants to pay minimum wage, and double the amount workers contribute to health insurance.

Legacy Emanuel settles with SEIU

Strike averted, hospital support workers ratify a new contract.

Strike date set at Legacy Emanuel hospital

Over 750 support workers could walk out as soon as Nov. 8.

Eugene Urgent Care clinic network fights union campaign by SEIU Local 49

The results of an Aug. 17 unionization election are up in the air.

Kaiser nurses issue warning: Short staffing could diminish patient care

Nurse union members, frustrated with slow progress on staffing committees, rally outside Kaiser's Northwest headquarters.

At the Oregon Legislature: Labor’s agenda inches forward

Will the Oregon Legislature ban anti-union ‘right-to-work’ ordinances?