Unions are democratic organizations of workers — united for their own mutual aid and protection and to promote and defend the rights and interests of fellow workers. In the Union Organizing section, we report on efforts to unionize non-union workplaces, and on employer efforts to oppose unionization.
Supporters say they want a union in part to create a safer environment for patients and staff.
At Veterans Care Centers of Oregon in The Dalles, workers voted 60 to 37 to remain in the United Steelworkers of America.
Supporters of the grassroots union say the burger chain has fired several union supporters and is campaigning against the union.
After weeks of comically ineffective pleading by a tone-deaf company CEO and a pair of hired-gun union-busters, over 80 percent of the workers vote union.
A group of 213 workers at a Lebanon, Oregon, nursing home for veterans won a union May 20.
Since it opened in 2017, Unity Center has faced multiple investigations over violations of safety rules.
Workers at four non-profit child care centers in Marion and Clackamas counties voted 61 to 56 to unionize with Laborers Local 737.
The total bill may have been higher, because the rules don’t require disclosure for anti-union trainings of managers and supervisors.
IRCO rejects AFSCME’s play-nice request and fires a union supporter.
Workers at the Montavilla and Convention Center restaurants have officially voted to unionize.