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.
It’s the first union of legislative staff in the country. The 110 employees work for both Democratic and Republican legislators.
Oregon legislative aides are seeking to unionize with IBEW Local 89 in what could be the first union of legislative staff in the nation.
A group of 472 hospital workers Hillsboro is ready to join Oregon AFSCME. But first they had to get straight who they actually work for.
Stumptown Stages reclassified actors and musicians as employees, and recognized Musicians Local 99 to represent its musicians.
A year after unionizing, with no first union contract signed, some were ready to dump the union, but the majority voted to stay the course.
Fifteen months after voting to unionize, a group of 200 workers at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, Oregon, will vote Aug. 27 on whether to stay union.
The Center for Sustainable Economy dropped antiunion Ballard Law and agreed to recognize the union. Then came its “restructure” announcement.
Despite gains in their one-and-only union contract, workers at RB Rubber voted July 17 to decertify the United Steelworkers.
When workers at the Center for Sustainable Economy announced their union, the last thing they expected was to be confronted by a union-busting law firm.
For Oregon AFSCME, it’s an unbroken string of organizing wins at behavioral health agencies.