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.
A year after unionizing, with no first union contract signed, some were ready to dump the union, but the majority voted to stay the course.
Fifteen months after voting to unionize, a group of 200 workers at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, Oregon, will vote Aug. 27 on whether to stay union.
The Center for Sustainable Economy dropped antiunion Ballard Law and agreed to recognize the union. Then came its “restructure” announcement.
Despite gains in their one-and-only union contract, workers at RB Rubber voted July 17 to decertify the United Steelworkers.
When workers at the Center for Sustainable Economy announced their union, the last thing they expected was to be confronted by a union-busting law firm.
For Oregon AFSCME, it’s an unbroken string of organizing wins at behavioral health agencies.
Elliott Bay Books in Seattle voluntarily recognized a new union March 13 — one day after employees announced they were forming it.
Even mail ballots are out, because NLRB agents count them in front of observers; verifying them while maintaining six feet of distance could be a challenge.
Feeling unsafe at a crowded and stressful donut shop that pays at or near minimum wage, workers have nowhere to go but up.
Immigrant rights group Causa agrees to recognize union immediately. Affordable housing non-profit Casa of Oregon will have to think about it.