Workers’ rights are human rights. They don’t come from laws — they come from being human. In the Workers Rights section, we report on the right to organize and bargain collectively, the right to a decent standard of living, and the right to be treated fairly and with dignity.
BOLI’s staff has shrunk by a third since 1995—even as Oregon added a million new residents and legislators gave it new laws to enforce.
Management wanted to continue one-to-one relationship with workers. But workers preferred a 112-to-1 relationship, and unionized with AFSCME.
Construction union reps say the district delays, redacts, and charges exorbitantly for public records they need for wage theft investigations.
The only statewide law of its kind, SB 828 was meant to make workers’ schedules more predictable, but a UO study shows it’s falling short.
Two campaigns for free preschool have merged so that Multnomah County voters can decide on a single measure this November.
Large retail employers will have to offer predictable schedules and pay for last-minute changes.
The minimum wage rises today from $12.50 to $13.25 within the Portland Metro urban growth boundary.
In the recordings, managers list the names of union supporters they want to fire and talk about how to build a case that will stand up to NLRB scrutiny.
On July 14 a federal court will hear the government’s challenge to the state law, which was passed in 2009.
Burgerville backtracked after online backlash, and said it would produce its own Black Lives Matter accessories for workers to wear if they choose.