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Governor Signs Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights

OPB | June 18, 2015

Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week that provides new protections for nannies, housekeepers, and other domestic workers.

Hanjin Shipping Company Pulling Out Of Port of Portland

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: South Korean shipping company Hanjin accounts for a large percentage of business at the Port of Portland, and now the company says it's taking that business elsewhere. 

University Of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows On Strike

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: After negotiations with the University of Oregon administration failed, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation went on strike Tuesday for the first time in its 38 year history.

Pot Attitudes Unlikely To Affect Workplace Anytime Soon

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to an employment attorney about what is likely to change — and not change — after the passage of recreational marijuana in Oregon.

News Roundtable: August 14, 2014

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

What Will Supreme Court Decision Mean For Oregon Home Health Workers?

OPB | July 03, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll hear from SEIU Local 503 executive director Heather Conroy on the implications of Monday's Supreme Court decision on union dues.

Should Public Employees Be Able To Opt Out Of Union Dues?

OPB | July 02, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll find out what Monday's Supreme Court decision on union dues will mean for an ongoing debate in Oregon.

PSU Faculty May Strike Within A Month

OPB | March 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Portland State University's full-time faculty voted overwhelming to approve a strike, which could begin in early April.

Putting The PPS Dispute In Context

OPB | Feb. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: With a Portland Public School teacher strike averted, we'll get analysis of the deal and how it fits into other labor conflicts around the region and the country.

Medford Teacher Strike Continues

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll find out how people in Medford are handling the teacher strike, as it enters its second week.

Secretary Of State Releases TriMet Audit

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Secretary of State Kate Brown is releasing a top-to-bottom audit of the state's largest transit agency.

How Close Are Portland Public School Teachers To Agreement...Or A Strike?

OPB | Jan. 21, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll talk with OPB education reporter Rob Manning to get the latest on the protracted labor dispute between teachers and the district.

Teacher Contract Negotiations In Medford And Portland

OPB | Nov. 19, 2013

TUESDAY: In Medford, teachers and administrators have reached an impasse, while negotiations drag on in Portland.

Labor Unions Want City Of Portland's Outsourced Jobs

OPB | Sept. 09, 2013

Members of a local labor union say they should be getting the jobs that the City of Portland has been outsourcing to inmate work crews.

Labor Commissioner Race

OPB | Oct. 15, 2012

State Senator Bruce Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in this nonpartisan statewide race.

Striking Teachers

OPB | May 14, 2012

Teachers in the Eagle Point School District are on strike and another district has voted to approve a strike later this month. What's going on?

The Role of Unions

OPB | March 08, 2011

What's the role of unions in Oregon today?

Labor Day Special: TOL's Rural Economy Tour

OPB | Sept. 06, 2010

What makes rural economies thrive?

Rebroadcast: Guiding the Willamette

OPB | Aug. 21, 2009

Rebroadcast: How do you experience the Willamette River?

The Future of Retirement

OPB | March 23, 2009

Can 65-year-olds retire now? Will 20-year-olds ever be able to?