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.
It’s the latest action by the Burgerville Workers Union, which has been campaigning for affordable health benefits and a $5 an hour raise.
Portlander Teressa Stevens was fired Aug. 21 from her job as a driver for TriMet LIFT — for urinating in a parking lot.
Caught violating prevailing wage, he lied to investigators about repaying the money — and offered money to employees to lie and say he’d paid them.
The lawsuit against Ross Island Bridge contractor Abhe & Svoboda seeks a jury trial in federal district court.
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found that the company willfully failed to give workers meal and rest breaks as required by law.
The public transit agency wants to keep union negotiations closed to the public.
A new law will give retail, hospitality and food service workers predictable schedules — and extra pay when schedules change at the last minute.
Puzder dropped out as nominee for labor secretary, and lost his job as CEO.
A Supreme Court ruling that ‘fair share’ fees are unconstitutional is likely 6 to 13 months away.
The bill would erode the 40-hour work week by making it cheaper for employers to require long hours.