Strike By City Workers Averted with Tentative Contract Deal


The City of Portland has reached a tentative contract deal with 1,600 city workers—again.The deal for a four-year contract comes three days before the workers—ranging from parking enforcement officers to the street-maintenance crews who plow the roads after snowstorms—were authorized to go on strike.The agreement (PDF here) between the city and the District Council of Trade Unions was reached ...   More
Friday, March 28, 2014 AARON MESH

Picking At The Scabs

Laborers’ Local 483 Union Workers say Multnomah County Inmates Are Stealing Their Jobs.

City Hall
Union leaders say the city of Portland’s contracts with the county jail and state prisons to perform general jobs amounts to “slave labor” and are stealing union work. “How can you have    More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


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