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.
South Carolina Boeing rejected the Machinists Union by a three-to-one margin
The vote is 319 for AFT, 110 for SEIU.
The Dec. 14-15 vote is a runoff after no choice got a majority in a Nov. 22 election among service and maintenance workers.
On the night of the Portland Trail Blazers season opening game, a lively protest targeted a Burgerville three blocks from Moda Center.
Two-thirds majority for Machinists evaporates after anti-union campaign gets under way.
A lawyer-led anti-union campaign fell flat.
A group of 53 aircraft cabin cleaners at Portland International Airport has joined Service Employees (SEIU) Local 49. The workers are employees of Menzies Aviation, which has a contract to clean planes for Alaska Airlines
Glass Workers Local 740 loses an election at Heritage Glass, but finds better jobs for supporters.
The group of 63 workers will vote next month on whether to join Oregon AFSCME.
The company voluntarily recognized the union after a majority of a group of 80 workers signed union cards.