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.
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.
The non-profit hospital chain is rolling the dice hoping the Trump labor board will strike down a union win.
Supporters say they want a union in part to create a safer environment for patients and staff.
At Veterans Care Centers of Oregon in The Dalles, workers voted 60 to 37 to remain in the United Steelworkers of America.
Supporters of the grassroots union say the burger chain has fired several union supporters and is campaigning against the union.