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.
Burgerville Workers Union now has majority support at the Convention Center and Montavilla restaurants.
In a real-life demonstration that every vote counts, support staff at Providence Portland hospital have won a union by a single vote — after an on-again, off-again campaign that goes back 20 years.
Members of the Portland Police Association hand-delivered letters to emergency communications dispatchers inviting them to leave their union, AFSCME, and instead join the police union.
The two sides have agreed to begin bargaining by March 15.
Before Oregon home care workers unionized in 2001, they earned $8.14 an hour and had no benefits, not even workers’ comp for injuries on the job. A new documentary tells their story.
When drivers voted to unionize, MTR Western terminated its contract to run Columbia County’s CC Rider transit service.
Updates on the union campaigns at Precision Castparts, New Seasons, and Reed College, plus President Trump’s “infrastructure Neverland”
Campaign Workers Guild signs its first Oregon contract with state representative Teresa Alonso Leon.
Meanwhile, Burgerville has agreed to no tangible improvements since contract bargaining began in May.
They work over 50 hours a week doing lab research, but OHSU says they’re students, not workers.