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.
Gay civil rights leader Cleve Jones was a star guest April 20 at the kickoff of the newly-chartered Oregon chapter of Pride At Work.
Newly unionized Dosha Salon and Spa hired former Oregon Republican Party chair Bob Tiernan to oversee bargaining.
Employers are increasingly firing workers for Facebook rants. But that’s against federal labor law.
Attacks on public employee collective bargaining drew protests in more than 1,000 cities April 2-8.
Statehouse Republicans are pushing bills to eliminate collective bargaining rights, end the prevailing wage and project labor agreements, and get rid of seniority protections.
The uprising began Feb. 11 when Republican Scott Walker proposed a law to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.
A new crop of Republican governors has declared war on unions, provoking the biggest showdown since Reagan fired air traffic controllers in 1981.
A member of Bakers Union Local 114 is behind a bill in the Oregon Legislature.
A federal judge ordered French citizen Patricia Raclot be offered her job back.
The top union officer at Bend Area Transit has been fired for what he says are pretextual causes, after months of stepped-up scrutiny from management.