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.
A city bureau has six months to come up with a proposal for a City oversight body focused on wages, dispute resolution, and other issues.
Commissioner Nick Fish says an ordinance to set up a driver “Wage Board” will get May 24 hearing.
The vote was 55-41 to end debate, but backers needed 60 votes.
TriMet, a public transit agency, has spent a bundle to keep the public out of its meetings.
Oregon Democrat Kurt Schrader joined Greg Walden and 215 other Republicans in voting for it.
Otherwise exemplary pro-union workers are being fired for what appear like trivial pretexts.
The company has refused to meet with their union, and has now fired as many as six union supporters.
Freedom Foundation is showing up at workplaces and knocking on doors in Washington and Oregon to try to talk workers out of paying union dues.
In just three months, the new Board has reversed major gains.
The ruling has national ramifications, but whether the welders can unionize is again up to the Seattle NLRB office.