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 270 mental health and addiction recovery workers unionized with Oregon AFSCME in a series of elections held in October and November.
Just because managers might categorize workers as “temp” or “on-call” doesn’t make that accurate.
Low pay is the biggest issue for drivers who provide bus service between Clatskanie, Rainier, St. Helens, Scappoose, and Vernonia.
Union authorization cards signed by a majority of the 250 students were submitted Aug. 29.
A group of 20 underpaid drivers and mechanics in Astoria and Warrenton Oregon have joined ATU Local 757.
After Mars Petcare swallows up giant VCA chain, workers vote to join ILWU.
About 250 production workers at the facility continue to be represented by Teamsters Local 58.
Workers voted 92-54 to join SEIU Local 49.
Oregon’s labor movement just grew by 2,500 new members.
A wave of worker organizing is taking place in print and online media in search of greater job security.