Union Organizing

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.

Microsoft video game workers unionize

The unit consists of about 300 quality-assurance testers at the company’s videogame unit, ZeniMax, which it acquired in 2021.

New Seasons union reaches Beaverton

With the Cedar Hills store, the New Seasons Labor Union now represents more than 900 workers in the Portland metro area.

Bodyvox dance company workers to vote on IATSE

The union election will cover all stagehands and production workers at the Northwest Portland dance studio.

Workers will remain nonunion at Rite Aid

When the election was held in the Corvallis store Jan. 19, the union had just 2 votes in favor, and 11 votes against.

Workers at genetically engineered mouse company want a union

Teamsters Local 206 is organizing a group of 14 workers at Tigard-based Yecuris, which transplants human liver cells into mice for lab research.

Office workers at City of Portland launch new union

The City of Portland Professional Workers Union would represent about 870 workers, the last big group of City employees who are not yet unionized.

Iron workers lock in union at Raimore Construction

In construction, when contractors sign on to the union, that means they can ‘unsign’ later. But not if workers have a say.

Sixth New Seasons store goes union

Workers at the Arbor Lodge grocery store in North Portland voted 71-23 to join the independent union, and another election is later this month.

Workers voted in a union at Afuri Ramen. Potbelly could be next.

The unanimous vote marks the first win for Restaurant Workers of Portland, which launched along with the Afuri campaign.

Cinema workers: strike first, union later

After a six-day strike, workers filed a National Labor Relations Board petition, seeking to affiliate with the newly formed United Cinema Workers.