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.
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.
City attorneys and HR managers, opposing a union effort by three workers, ended up opening the door to a union for workers across the city.
Legislative aides don’t have the right to unionize after all, says Oregon’s Attorney General in objections on behalf of the Legislature.
The group of 448 workers voted more than 2-1 to unionize with Oregon AFSCME. The hospital says it will work collaboratively with the union.
A subsidiary of French multinational Danone voluntarily recognized the Teamsters after a campaign without employer interference.
It’s the first union of legislative staff in the country. The 110 employees work for both Democratic and Republican legislators.