Las Vegas casino workers win big in deal that averts strike

New contracts with Caesars, MGM, and Wynn will increase pay 32% over five years for 40,000 workers, raising pay to $35 an hour.

Las Vegas casino workers authorize strike

About 53,000 workers could strike at The MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace and the Wynn/Encore if no deal is reached.

HALL OF SHAMERS: The millionaire union member athletes who crossed hotel maid strike picket lines

It’s bad enough when regular members of the public cross a strike picket line.

Union-bashing Willamette Week tramples the facts in airport story

That story about the union that wants to raise prices and rid the airport of small businesses? Fake news.

Labor highlights from the November 3 general election

For workers, this year’s low-turnout Nov. 3 election was a mix of successes and setbacks.

Port of Portland passes new ‘social equity’ policy

New airline service contractors will have to hire 80% of their workers from the previous contractor

Airlines threaten to sue over modest labor reforms at PDX

Port of Portland proposal would require $13 total hourly compensation in future airport service contracts

PDX: a highly desirable workplace, for managers

Port of Portland hires a $197-an-hour consultant to develop its policy to help low-wage workers

Port of Portland will consider a “social equity” policy for airport workers

PDX lags behind other West Coast airports in raising standards for low-wage service workers

$15 SeaTac minimum wage challenged in court

Judge will rule by Jan. 1, when the law is to take effect

U.S. Supreme Court hears challenge to union neutrality agreements

Several justices grill a lawyer from an anti-union group

UNITE HERE and Hyatt reach national agreement

Pact provides contracts and process for workers to join unions

Sick leave ordinance goes before Portland City Council

Commissioner Fritz takes lead on workers rights advance that would impact 2 in 5 Portland workers.

Hyatt signs rare “labor peace” agreement in anticipation of subsidy

UNITE HERE, the union that represents hotel workers, has reached a landmark neutrality agreement with Hyatt Hotels.

Unions launch global boycott of Hyatt

Hyatt turned heatlamps on Chicago picketers and fired unionized Boston housekeepers en masse.

Hyatt Hotels workers wage one-week strike in four cities

UNITE HERE is calling for a boycott of Hyatt hotels nationwide.

Oregon AFL-CIO gears up for biennial convention

A Sept. 26-28 meeting of the state labor federation will draw some of the state's top political figures.

A dozen unions plan to boycott 2012 Democratic convention

Building trades unions are unhappy with the choice of anti-union North Carolina for the convention.

Portland bus brigade travels to rallies at 8 worksites

With 8+ union contracts expiring June 30, activists thought, “Why not get all the unions together?”

At UNITE HERE, gay rights leader bridges two movements

Gay civil rights leader Cleve Jones was a star guest April 20 at the kickoff of the newly-chartered Oregon chapter of Pride At Work.