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.
Oregon’s Democratic and Republican state legislators may not agree on much, but their staff agree on something big: They want a union.
The 101 workers will next bargain a contract. Except for police and fire, the rest of the City of Hillsboro’s workforce remains non-union.
Newsroom staff at The Daily News in Longview, Washington voted 6-0 to unionize with the NewsGuild in mail ballots counted May 14.
Oregon AFSCME will work to win better pay and standards for about 500 medical interpreters—those who translate for Medicaid patients.
Ballots will be counted May 28 to determine if a group of 180 legislative assistants who work for individual Oregon lawmakers want a union.
Plans can now go forward for a union election among roughly 180 legislative assistants who work for individual Oregon lawmakers.
At the Bessemer “fulfillment center” workers rejected the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union 738 to 1,798.
A group of about 60 workers at a Hillsboro mental health and substance abuse crisis center is ready to join Oregon AFSCME.
Five Washington newspapers have unionized recently, the latest in a nationwide surge among print and online journalists under way since 2015.
After 23 residents died in nine weeks, workers struck for two weeks to demand union recognition. The nursing home’s investor owners refused.