Union Organizing

Workers reject union at Wyld cannabis gummies

With all but one of 35 eligible workers casting ballots, the vote was 12-22 for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555.

Outsourced lab workers unionize

Legacy Health System contracted out its labs to LabCorp. Now 435 lab workers who used to work at Legacy are union-represented.

Ethos Music Center goes union with AFM Local 99

The union campaign was in part a response to recent instability and funding problems. It's only the second unionized music school in the U.S.

Teamsters pause funeral home union campaign but expect to re-file

The campaign aims to unionize local workers at the largest provider of funeral and cemetery services in North America.

Union vote date set at Fried Egg I’m in Love

Workers at the local breakfast sandwich chain will vote whether to unionize as an affiliate of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Police sergeants unionizing

A wave of unionization is taking place among police sergeants around Oregon, thanks to new state legislation. 

Union victory at Chattanooga

It's the first foreign-owned auto plant in the United States to unionize, and dozens of others may be coming. 

Over 2,000 OHSU research workers join AFSCME

The unit will include workers who conduct lab experiments, order equipment, file paperwork, and care for animals used in studies.

Funeral home chain could go union

Teamsters Local 305 has launched a union campaign for undertakers employed by Service Corporation International in Oregon and Washington.

Montessori meltdown: Portland preschools close amid union push

Guidepost Montessori closed two preschools and furloughed nearly 30 workers after workers announced plans to unionize with ILWU Local 5.

300 more PeaceHealth SW workers go union

The unit would include audiologists, pharmacists, counselors, dieticians, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and others.

Outsourced lab workers respond by unionizing

More than 400 health care lab workers at Lab Corporation of America in Oregon and Washington will vote this May whether to join the OFNHP.

OPB reporters unionize

Oregon Public Broadcasting and KMHD Jazz Radio voluntarily recognized SAG-AFTRA as the union for 65 on-air staff, hosts, and reporters. 

Ethos Music Center to vote on unionizing

Musicians Local 99 seeks to represent 34 teachers and staff at the center, a non-profit children's music school in North Portland.

Afuri restaurant union proves short-lived

In a letter sent to the NLRB, the union acknowledged it no longer had the support of a majority of the restaurant’s 18 workers.

Musicians Local 99 staff unionize

Portland's Musicians Local 99 recognized ILWU Local 5 as the bargaining representative for its two union staffers.

Pipefitters stay non-union

Workers at HIS Innovations Group make $3 to $9 an hour below equivalent union members, but rejected unionization in a 4-5 vote on Feb. 22. 

Streak of union wins at Legacy

An extraordinary wave of union organizing in the Legacy Health system continued in recent weeks, with three more units voting to unionize.

Reporters go union at Portland Mercury

Index Media owns the Mercury, the Stranger, Bold Type Tickets, and EverOut. Its publications cover news, arts, and culture.

Northwest Workers Justice Project recognizes union

NWJP is a legal nonprofit that trains workers about their rights, advocates for pro-worker policies, and provides legal aid to workers.