Union Organizing

IBEW Local 280 offers $1,000 bounty for new members

So far the incentive program has paid out $198,000 to about 81 union members and the 116 new recruits they referred.

At Laughing Planet, a union forms

Up to now Laughing Planet has cultivated a progressive reputation. But when its own employees asked for union recognition, it declined.

No union at Blue Star Donuts

Doughnut Workers United appears to have fallen short in its effort to unionize Blue Star Donuts’ Portland-area locations.

Cannabis candy makers now union at Gron

Cannabis candy makers at Gron Confections in Portland voted 11-2 to join the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in ballots counted Jan. 8.

Silverton school bus drivers unionize

Silver Falls School District bus drivers voted 23-4 to join the Teamsters Local 324 in ballots counted Jan. 9.

Another 600 employees unionize at OHSU

Over 600 nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician associates are joining Oregon Nurses Association.

Bend trash haulers at Republic Services look to join the Teamsters

Bend solid waste workers are set to vote in-person on Jan. 11. Workers in Redmond have also asked for a union election.

Everything is awesome? At Legoland, not so much

The California Legoland theme park is fighting an attempt by ride technicians to join the Machinists union. 

A Hillsboro tech firm sold for $100 million. Its workers think they should get a raise.

Not a dime of investors' fat payday was shared with the pipefitters who make the products the company sells.

A union at Portland’s Blue Star Donuts?

Doughnut Workers United has requested a union certification election at Blue Star Donuts, a chain with six Portland-area stores.

Doctors vote to unionize at six Legacy hospitals

Support was overwhelming in the votes to join the Pacific Northwest Hospital Medicine Association, a union for physicians that formed in 2015.

UO undergrad workers vote overwhelmingly to unionize

They’ll now be part of a bargaining unit of 3,922 student workers with jobs in the libraries, dorms, dining halls, and recreation centers.

Newsroom staff at Bend Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman form union

The two publications are owned by EO Media Group, a private family-owned company that runs 15 newspapers and two magazines in Oregon.

OHSU lab workers launch union drive

If at least half sign cards within six months, state law requires OHSU to recognize a union for about 2,000 workers in its laboratories.

Reed College workers vote to join OPEIU Local 11

Reed housing advisors previously formed an independent union in 2018, but the college refused to recognize the union and filed legal appeals.      

Doctors want a union at Legacy Health

All told, 235 doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants would unionize at all eight hospitals.

Portland Ridwell workers ask for union election with Teamsters Local 305

Ridwell provides curbside collection of hard to recycle items like batteries, plastic clamshell containers, lightbulbs, and more.

Cremation service workers unionize

Represented by IBEW Local 89, the new unit includes six funeral directors and office coordinators at Neptune Cremation in Happy Valley.

Fair Housing Council workers join CWA

The unit includes 14 workers at a statewide nonprofit that protects renters and homeowners from discrimination.

Reed College student workers want to join OPEIU Local 11

Forty-four housing advisers who live and work in dorms are unionizing after Reed changed their job duties without giving them a say.