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 decided to take a stand after years of feeling ignored and disrespected.
Workers at ABM Onsite Services West cite low wages, lack of training, and job safety
Workers at the Portland airport Kiehl’s, Rich’s News, Oregonian, and The Market want a union
Church leaders balk at first, but pressure from the congregation prompts a change of heart
A group of concessions workers at the Portland airport will now be union members
Campaign benefits from workers resolve — and solidarity from a German union
The gay civil rights group voluntarily recognizes a union for its 15 employees
Overcoming legal obstruction by the City, rangers are now part of DCTU
City obstructed and delayed for a year, but now park rangers get to join DCTU
The Taiwanese chipmaker, which pays just over minimum wage, tells workers they don’t need a union