Union Organizing

Portland’s first unionized bike shop

About 20 workers at nonprofit Community Cycling Center in Portland have organized as an affiliate of ILWU Local 5.

OHSU postdocs want to join Oregon AFSCME

On April 7, a majority of about 240 eligible “postdoc” research staff signed union authorization cards and asked for a union election.

Hospital techs organize at hospital in Medford

Oregon Nurses Association has asked the NLRB to hold a union election among 250 health techs at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Portland Baroque Orchestra organizes

Musicians asked the non-profit's board to voluntarily recognize their union, American Federation of Musicians Local 99.

City of Portland attorneys drop objections, let union election move forward

Nearly 700 workers are moving toward a vote on whether to unionize with City of Portland Professional Workers, a newly formed union. 

Union win at Providence Home Health

About 165 workers at Providence Home Health and Hospice have joined the Oregon Nurses Association after a 123-31 vote April 14.

Starbucks coming under pressure

The union-busting coffee giant sees a strike wave, an adverse legal ruling, and its leader hauled before a Senate Committee.

Saying turnover hurts care, workers at nonprofit Friends of the Children want to join AFT-Oregon

The group pairs kids with paid mentors for at least 12 years. Mentors, called friends, spend three to four hours a week with 8 to 10 children.

City of Portland attorneys want union election halted

The City of Portland says it respects the right to unionize. That must be why it’s trying to stop a union vote.

Defying union buster, biotech workers unionize at Yecuris

The consultant literally introduced himself as “the union-buster" and held one-on-one meetings trying to create fear about unionizing. 

Bodyvox dance company stagehands join IATSE

Although the company seemed a little perturbed with the effort, supervisors did not make any overt attempts to stymie the union.

Three more Providence units move to unionize

At Providence women’s clinics, Providence Home Health and Hospice, and Providence Medford Medical Center, workers will vote on unionizing.

New Seasons unfair labor practice case goes before federal judge

The NLRB says employer misconduct may justify re-running a union election at New Seasons market in Hillsboro last September.

Workers at homeless nonprofit New Avenues For Youth file for union

The unit of 118 workers would be in AFSCME Local 1790, which represents workers at All Good Northwest, Janus Youth Programs, and Outside In. 

UO fires organizer in student worker campaign

Gotcha: He didn’t pay for food that was otherwise headed to the garbage.

Carpenters organize at Portland wood framing contractor Wood Mechanix

The union has had discussions with workers at Wood Mechanix for years, and soon they'll vote in a union election.

Oregon Catholic Press dumps union

The Portland-based nonprofit publisher prints sheet music, missals and other resources for church services.

Portland city office workers file for union election

They make up the last big group of City of Portland employees who don’t already have union representation.

Widmer Brewery goes union

Workers at the Portland brewery joined Teamsters Local 162, making it one of a handful of U.S. craft breweries with union representation.

Oregon Tradeswomen recognizes staff union

They help women get into rewarding union careers. Now, they'll will be union members too, affiliating with Machinists District Lodge W24.