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.
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.
Voters in four Republican-dominated states passed measures Nov. 2 to ban the “card check” method of unionizing. But the measures may be struck down in the courts, because they encroach on rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act.
A French teacher terminated for supporting a union campaign at Portland French School turned down an offer of two years salary if she would drop her legal case and give up her right to return. In the trial that followed, a federal judge heard evidence about the termination and other labor law violations. On Oct. 26, a federal district court judge ordered the school to cease and desist further lawbreaking.