1,600 City Employees Reject New Labor Contract


Members of the District Council of Trade Unions last night rejected a new contract with the City of Portland—repudiating a bargain reached by city officials and their own leadership after a year of negotiations."I have not quite wrapped my head around what happened here," says Rob Wheaton, the DCTU's chief negotiator.The DCTU represents more than 1,600 city workers, ranging from janitorial employees ...   More
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 AARON MESH

Oregon Unions Put Their Fists in the Air

Oregon unions protest budget cuts


Raising their fists and chanting, “Good jobs for all, ” about 2,500 Oregon union members and their supporters packed Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square today to protest stagnant job growth and government budget cuts. Organized by Portland Jobs with Justice, the “Jobs, Not Cuts” rally is part of a larger campaign by local and national unions demanding wealthier Americans start paying their ...   More
Saturday, April 16, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Updated: City of Portland Inches Toward Contract Settlements

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


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