SEIU Local 49

Machinists, Painters strike Daimler Trucks

Workers have been falling behind economically while the company prospers

SEIU 49 secures first contract for 450 private security officers

Contract delivers raises and better benefits at Securitas, ABM, G4S, and AlliedBarton

Portland-area labor endorsements for May 21 election

Portland fluoridation fails to get 2/3 at NOLC, but labor endorses Metro levy, school board races

Daimler Trucks to lay off 250 union workers at Swan Island plant

The Portland maker of heavy-duty Western Star trucks currently has 930 union workers.

At Bend hospital, support staff dump SEIU, but nurses approve new contract

The group of 600 joined SEIU 49 in 21 months ago, but never got a contract.

Major union win: 500 Portland security officers join SEIU

Securitas, ABM, G4S, and AlliedBarton agreed in July to recognize and bargain with SEIU Local 49.

SEIU pickets St. Charles Hospital in Bend

After 18 months and no contract for 600 hospital workers, some are pushing to dump the union.

Union janitors march in show of strength

Portland Mayor Sam Adams and both candidates to succeed him show up in support

Marty Blake, 1937-2012

Blake led SEIU Local 49 and was SEIU international vice president until he retired in 1983.

Bend hospital fires SEIU leaders amid decert campaign

A union vote at St. Charles Medical Center is on hold while the NLRB investigates violations.

Xerox strike averted

Overall, workers made concessions in the contract, despite Xerox’ profitability.

Strike plans shelved; workers reach tentative deal at Xerox

Members vote Oct. 25 whether to approve the contract.

Wilsonville factory workers vote to strike at Xerox

Profitable printer maker wants to cut disability benefit even after workers agreed to freeze pension.

Pendleton Woolen Mills launches US-made clothing line

Fabric for the "Portland Collection" is union-made in Oregon and Washington.

Niemi elected president at SEIU 49; major contracts ahead

Meg Niemi — union organizer and longshoreman's stepdaughter — won election at 9,000-member SEIU 49.

Xerox workers call on CEO to save the American Dream

150 workers at a Wilsonville Xerox plant have been working without a contract since July.

Pro-union, pro-choice: Workers unionize at Planned Parenthood

Workers at Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette voted 97 to 43 SEIU Local 49.

SEIU 49 scores Oregon’s biggest private-sector win in decades

Support and maintenance workers at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend voted 267 to 261 to unionize.

SEIU locals back Collymore for county position

Services Employees International Union Locals 49 and 503 have endorsed Karol Collymore for Multnomah County commissioner.