Vigor Industrial

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.

Specialty Finishes shipyard painters win raises in first union contract

Newly unionized shipyard painters in Portland and Seattle will get better health insurance and raises totaling $4.06 an hour over 3 years.

Union employer Vigor Industrial sold to private equity firms

As part of the deal, Vigor will merge with an 800-employee ship repair and maintenance company in Norfolk, Virginia.

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.

New submarine-hunting drone is union built in Oregon

The drone sub is made by members of Iron Workers Shopmen’s Local 516 and IBEW Local 48.

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

Shipyard workers picket smoking ban

Shipyard workers at six Vigor worksites protest imposition of smoking ban without consulting union

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