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
 
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Obama in Portland: The Liveblog

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Portlanders to Celebrate May Day Sunday

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It’s spring. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining (somewhere), and once again Portland's left-leaning populace is shaking its collective fist at the man. This Sunday, May 1, the People’s Republic of Portland will be out in force to celebrate May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, a commemoration of the mass protests in the 1880s and 1890s that brought the eight-hour day to ...   More
 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

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