City Workers Voting on Strike Today and Monday

UPDATE: Laborers Local 483 authorizes strike.

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UPDATE, 6:50 pm: Members of Laborers Local 483 have authorized a strike. Erica Askin, business manager for Local 483, tells WW that 95 percent of the 580 city workers in the union voted in favor of authorizing a strike. The vote comes after the City of Portland rejected the latest contract offer from the District Council of Trade Unions earlier today. The other union making up the majority ...   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 AARON MESH

Updated: City of Portland Inches Toward Contract Settlements


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The City of Portland is still in negotiations with its largest labor group, the District Council of Trade Unions, which represents almost one-third of Portland's 6,000 workers. Much of those talks remain under wraps. But the Northwest Labor Press has a union-friendly account of negotiations thus far. According to the union newspaper, the two biggest outstanding issues relate to outsourcing ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Updated: City of Portland Prepares for Possible Strike


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City of Portland managers are preparing for the possibility of a strike this fall if talks with the District Council of Trade Unions continue to go badly. DCTU represents about one-third of the city's 6,000 employees, including utility workers, transportation maintenance workers, equipment operators, meter readers, engineers, and others. The two sides entered mediation yesterday. But if a settlement ...   More
 
Friday, September 24, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City of Portland Enters Mediation with DCTU. Union Rallies.


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Today marks the first day of mediation for the City of Portland and the District Council of Trade Unions, the umbrella group that represents about 2,000 city employees. Next week, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, the union will stage a rally at City Hall urging a resolution to the months-long process. Here's a summary from the union [PDF] of significant issues still at play. The city has reached agreement ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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