A TriMet driver’s criminal past becomes an issue in a union election—and embarrasses the transit agency.
TriMet and the transit agency’s biggest union share many problems.
They blame each other for the financial troubles ailing the agency. TriMet points to an overly generous contract with exp
Friction between labor and management could have long-term consequences for Portland.
Two of Portland’s biggest organized labor groups spent the last week girding for the latest skirmishes in a larger campaign.
“I would never
compare myself to a brave American soldier fighting
Metro President Tom Hughes told organized labor members Monday that opponents of his Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel proposal are engaged in "class warfare" to "keep families from putting food on their table."He made the remarks at the annual Labor Day picnic at Oaks Amusement Park sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.Hughes was elected Metro president in 2010 with the financial ...
Power struggles at Portland’s community radio station overshadow its troubles.
On any given morning, those who still tune in to KBOO 90.7
FM might hear stories from the perspectives of prison inmates, homeless
people and bicycle advocates.
But one of the topics
Rep. Jefferson Smith landed another union endorsement in his race for mayor—the Oregon and Southern Idaho District Council of Laborers, which represents many city workers. So far, Smith and his opponent, former city commissioner Charlie Hales, have split union endorsements. Smith is backed by the Portland Association of Teachers and the city’s firefighters and police union. Hales has won the support ...
The state’s biggest teachers union believes in seniority— just not for its own employees.
Becky Corkill got laid off May 15.
Corkill, 53, works
for the Oregon Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers
union. She drove from her Klamath Falls home to the OEA’s Portl
When Eileen Brady helped run New Seasons, the company equated unions with extremists.
Eileen Brady’s association with New Seasons Market has
been the central narrative of her campaign for Portland mayor. It makes
sense that she wants to identify herself with the grocery that call
Unions say no to Occupy Portland’s call for a waterfront strike.
On Monday, Dec. 12, Occupy Portland plans to bus
hundreds of protesters to the Port of Portland's marine terminals as
part of a coordinated effort by at least nine other local branches of
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 ...