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.
More than 300 unionists took part Jan. 31 in the Oregon Labor Law Conference, a yearly training on collective bargaining, organizing, legislation, and worker rights.
The Protecting the Right to Organize Act would protect the right to strike, prevent misclassification of workers, increase penalties for retaliation, and more, but Democrat Schrader isn’t on board.
Station owner Nexstar Media Group told about 40 workers at KOIN 6 TV Jan. 8 that it will no longer recognize their union.
A wholesale bakery manager quit after being told to target union supporters for discipline.
Burgerville has twice been nominated for Scrooge of the Year by the group Portland Jobs With Justice, but this year, the fast food chain won the most votes for its record of firing union supporters and stonewalling union negotiations.
The decision threatens the survival of the West Coast longshore union.
A newly formed nine-member committee will come up with suggestions for new regulations that Portland City Council could pass in order to improve conditions for drivers and the riding public.
Nonunion non-profit CareOregon is taking over work that’s been done by unionized County employees up to now.
When a campaign by United Steelworkers reared its head, the company’s reaction was swift and brutal.
A July 24 Oregon AFL-CIO rally at Fred Meyer called on the public to shop somewhere else.