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.
Workers at the nonprofit SE Portland daycare and preschool are now represented by ILWU Local 5, which also represents Growing Seeds.
The vote result — more than 10 to 1 for the union — is an absolute smackdown to union-busters and the managers who hired them.
Another ‘progressive’ business shows its true colors. “It was the anti-union campaign I would expect from a company like Walmart or Amazon.”
The union that Vancouver’s daily newspaper journalists cheerfully announced in 2019 is no more.
After 21 months of supposed negotiations, The Columbian is asking the National Labor Relations Board to hold a new union election.
Working long hours in unsafe conditions for near minimum wage, a crew of Vancouver sheet metal workers vote to unionize.
The publicly funded homeless nonprofit Central City Concern just beat back a union campaign. Multnomah County Commissioners are concerned.
A recent vote adds 61 workers at Lifeworks NW’ Hawthorn Clinic to Oregon AFSCME, part of a wave of union organizing in behavioral health.
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.