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News Feb 20 4:00 PM

Portland Rideshare Drivers Call for Government Reform to Fix Unfair Working Conditions

Workers cite low pay, a lack of fare transparency, and differences in worker protections in Oregon and Washington. Advocates say the path to change is through government action.

News Dec 12 11:41 AM

Employees at Portland Japanese Garden Report Pay Inequity and Racist Language from Management

Staff at the nonprofit say they’ve been retaliated against for speaking up about their concerns at work.

Teachers Strike Dec 4 4:57 PM

The Portland Teachers’ Strike Is Over. The Conversation About Oregon’s Education System Is Just Heating Up.

With the unprecedented strike resolved, teachers are calculating the return on investment. School leaders are lambasting the state’s school funding formula.

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News Nov 29 3:28 PM

PPS and the Teachers' Union Ratified a Contract Agreement. Now What?

While the teachers' strike is officially over, questions remain over calendar changes, and students are frustrated after being left out of decision making.

Teachers Strike Nov 26 6:47 PM

With a Tentative Agreement Reached Between PPS and Teachers' Union, Students Will Return To School

If the union and school board approve the tentative agreement, the historic Portland Public Schools strike will officially come to an end.

News Nov 20 7:12 PM

Disagreement About Class Size Decisions Fueling Teachers’ Strike Stalemate

Amid weeks-long strike, the teachers’ union says parents should help make decisions about how many students can be enrolled in a class. PPS board members disagree.

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Teachers Strike Nov 17 4:25 PM

After the Teachers’ Strike, How Will PPS Make Up For Lost Time?

The strike is still ongoing, but concerns about students meeting educational requirements are taking hold.

News Nov 16 2:27 PM

City Hopes Clean Energy Funds Will Help End Teachers Strike as It Surpasses the Two-Week Mark

With Thanksgiving Break days away, PPS and the teachers' union still haven't reached a contract agreement. City officials hope fast-tracked clean energy funds will help.

News Nov 9 12:09 PM

"We Don't Cross Picket Lines": Benson High School Construction Workers Walk Off The Job In Solidarity With Striking Teachers

"We aren’t gonna build this thing if [PPS] doesn't meet their demands," one union electrician said.

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Teachers Strike Nov 7 4:08 PM

PPS Unions Representing Administrative, Cafeteria, and Custodial Workers Request Mediation

The PPS labor relations crisis isn't limited to the ongoing teachers' strike.

Teachers Strike Nov 6 8:01 PM

In Week Two of Teachers' Strike, State Legislators Align With Union

PPS leaders tried to petition state lawmakers for more education funding to meet teachers' demands. The strategy may have backfired.

News Nov 3 4:52 PM

Oregon Legislators to Portland Public Schools: "Take the Reins" and Handle the Strike

State lawmakers aren't jumping at the opportunity to reallocate state funds to end the teacher strike.

News Nov 2 12:21 PM

Amid Teachers' Strike, Other Portland Public Schools Staff File Grievance With District

Members of the Portland Federation of School Professionals say the district has asked them to perform work outside their contract.

News Nov 1 8:05 PM

Portland Teachers’ Strike: District Asks State For Money; Teachers Say “Hold The Line”

With each group pointing to a different solution for the district’s funding woes, the stalemate between teachers and Portland Public Schools won’t let up.

News Nov 1 12:20 PM

No School November? Portland Teachers Begin First-Ever Strike

All PPS schools are closed indefinitely, after teachers union and school district failed to come to an agreement in time to avoid a strike.

News Oct 19 11:29 AM

UPDATE: As Portland Public Schools and Teachers Union Stall on Negotiations, District Prepares for Unprecedented Strike

Despite offers of higher salaries, the school district and teachers union remain hundreds of millions of dollars apart in contract negotiations.

Teachers Strike Oct 12 3:15 PM

As PPS Teachers Inch Closer to a Strike, Staff Across the District Ask for Better Treatment

Portland’s teachers union says educators are being priced out of the city, and class sizes are too big. Meanwhile, other public school employees are also struggling with their contract negotiations.

labor Sep 14 8:00 AM

Organizing Portland: Local Labor Organizers See Surge in Union Solidarity, Diversity

Independent union membership is growing at Portland retail stores, restaurants, and even strip clubs. Longstanding unions are also receiving community support.

News Aug 30 7:30 AM

Low Pay and High Consequences: PSU Adjuncts Say Treatment of Part-Time Instructors Reveals Institutional Problems

Adjunct faculty at Portland State University, currently bargaining for higher wages, say they aren't being fairly paid for their contribution to Portland's largest university.

News Aug 29 8:02 AM

Unionized Burgerville Workers Say Company is Illegally Retaliating Against Organizers

Union says contract negotiations with management have stalled, noting a recent one-day strike saw temporary workers hired at higher wages than permanent staff

News Aug 2 3:04 PM

Powell's Workers, Fed Up With "Poverty Wages," Move Closer to a Strike

Employees at the world's largest independent bookstore voted to authorize a future strike, citing stagnant wages that diminish the value they bring to the beloved stores.

News Jul 14 1:50 PM

OHSU Nurses Prepare For Possible Labor Strike

Health care workers say hospitals have failed to address chronic staffing issues, leading to strikes not seen in decades.

News Jun 30 7:30 AM

CAT in Crisis: Financial Trouble Threatens Future of Portland’s Community Alliance of Tenants

The nearly three-decade old nonprofit plans to lay off most staffers until it secures more resources. Employees say the problem goes even deeper, alleging mismanagement and union-busting.

labor Feb 6 10:12 AM

City of Portland Worker Strike Ends with Contract Compromise

While workers won higher cost of living increases, fear of rising costs in Portland remains.

labor Feb 2 9:27 AM

Hundreds of Critical Portland Operations Workers on Strike After Mediation Fails

Wastewater and street maintenance workers are asking the city to keep wages competitive with the private sector.

labor Jan 31 10:10 AM

City of Portland Office Workers Move to Form an Independent Union

“When push comes to shove at budget time, we always take the hit first,” union organizers say.

News Jan 26 10:11 AM

More Than 600 City Workers are Poised to Strike Over Cost of Living Concerns

Organizers say the strike could have immediate impacts on wastewater treatment and freezing weather road maintenance.

News Dec 6 1:47 PM

Workers at Homeless Nonprofit New Avenues for Youth Announce Union Drive

Organizers cite low pay, limited time off, and lack of board representation as their main concerns.

News Nov 28 4:12 PM

The Majority of Portland-Area New Seasons Stores Have Moved to Unionize

Ten out of 19 New Seasons grocery stores have joined the local labor movement.

labor Nov 18 2:31 PM

Afuri Restaurant Employees Announce Independent Union Drive

Staff at Afuri described working conditions that have been particularly chaotic over the last several months as the company expands in the Portland area.

labor Nov 15 9:09 AM

Staff at North Interstate New Seasons Join Union Drive

Arbor Lodge New Seasons workers want living wages, a fair attendance policy, adaquate staffing levels, and more.

News Oct 20 5:05 PM

Workers at Slabtown New Seasons Vote to Unionize

The vote doubles the size of the growing New Seasons Labor Union.

labor Oct 14 8:42 AM

Workers at Two Northeast Portland New Seasons Stores File to Join Burgeoning Independent Union

Concordia and Grant Parks New Seasons workers represent the sixth and seventh New Seasons stores that have announced plans to form a union this year.

News Sep 16 2:10 PM

Workers at Woodstock New Seasons File to Unionize

The Southeast store is the fifth where workers have filed to unionize in recent months.

News Nov 1 4:00 AM

The City’s Fighting to Shield Union Members’ Names from a Right-Wing Group

But Just Two Months Ago, Officials Said They Were Public Records

News Nov 1 4:00 AM

Hall Monitor: The Hirer Gets Fired?

Portland’s HR Director Just Resigned Abruptly. Her Replacement Was Picked Months Ago.

Cannabis Oct 4 4:00 AM

The City is Winning Authority to Drug Test Its Workers

It’s the First Time Managers Have Been Able to Test Many Employees, and It Could Lead to Problems

News Oct 5 4:00 AM

Hall Monitor: A Police Reform Lube Job

Everyone Seems to Dislike a New Police Union Contract. It’ll Pass Anyway.