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.
Safety has dropped dramatically since for-profit Willamette Valley Medical was acquired by Tennessee-based LifePoint Health last year.
Workers at the company’s Northwest Portland wholesale bakery want to join Bakers Local 114.
Hamer Electric determined there were undeniable advantages to signing up with IBEW Local 48.
The union vote comes as part of an extraordinary wave of unionization in print and online media.
At Scottie’s Pizza in Southeast Portland, workers joined IWW. And Scottie was just fine with that.
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.