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 Portland Specialty Baking voted yesterday on whether to unionize with Bakers Local 114. The result: 123 no to 38 yes. That’s despite 102 workers having signed union authorization cards as of just a
Taken totally by surprise, company wages an intense — and formulaic — anti-union campaign.
Grad student employees are already unionized at UO and OSU.
The workers help passengers in a wheelchair, handle bags curb-side and help with security lines
At an industrial bakery in Gresham, low-wage workers want a union.
Portland Parks & Rec employees look to get $15 and a union.
OSEA says First Student management interference may have tainted the election.
OSEA members say volunteering in the Deep South brings home how precious union rights are
Many workers at the non-profit earn barely above minimum wage.
The appeal could add months of delay.