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.
About 830 doctors are about to become members of Oregon AFSCME.
Management at the family-owned paper isn’t mounting the kind of scorched-earth anti-union campaign that some employers use, but is making it clear they hope employees will vote no.
They love the work they do, and want a union so they can make The Columbian a place they can continue to work.
When a campaign by United Steelworkers reared its head, the company’s reaction was swift and brutal.
DePaul Treatment Services, an addiction treatment nonprofit, has voluntarily recognized AFSCME as the union for its 122 employees.
Despite an anti-union campaign by management, the group of 163 workers voted by a 3-to-1 margin to join OFNHP.
Workers at Tube Art Group ratified their first contract last month. It’s the first unionized sign installation company since the 1980s.
A tidal wave of union organizing is sweeping online and print media.
A planned green diesel production facility in Clatskanie will likely be union-represented.
Workers at Portland burger chain Little Big Burger voted 41 to 29 to stay non-union in an election that the company asked the National Labor Relations Board to hold.