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Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2017

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018.

Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.

University Of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows On Strike

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 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.

Teachers And Parents Question Superintendent's Raise

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2014

TUESDAY: A petition started by a Wilson High School teacher calls for Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith to give the money from her 28 percent raise to needy students.

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

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 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 | Broadcast: July 2, 2014

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

U.S. Supreme Court Wraps With Hobby Lobby And Union Cases

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll analyze the much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case about contraceptive mandates and look back at the term with two law professors.

News Roundtable: February 21, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 21, 2014

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

Putting The PPS Dispute In Context

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Feb. 14, 2014

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

Teacher Strike In Medford, Possibly Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2014

THURSDAY: Portland teachers vote whether or not to approve a strike Wednesday night, while Medford schools could see a teacher strike Thursday.

Union Vote Will Determine Boeing's Next Move

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2014

THURSDAY: Boeing machinists will vote Friday on a contract that has serious implications for the region's aerospace industry.

Teacher Contract Negotiations In Medford And Portland

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 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.

Competing PERS Reform Plans

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2013

Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature are pushing different proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.

Proposals Would Regulate And Tax Credit Unions

OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2013

Bills introduced in Salem would require credit unions to pay excise taxes and invest in underserved communities.

A Union For Foster Parents?

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2013

An Oregon lawmaker says foster parents should be able to make their voices heard in Salem by forming a union.

TriMet Union Responds To Driver Fatigue Issue

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2013

Following an investigation by The Oregonian the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 is calling for changes to rules governing working hours for drivers.

Overtime At TriMet Leads To Tired Drivers

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2013

An investigation by The Oregonian reveals exhaustion is a common problem among TriMet drivers.

Port of Portland Security Guard Strike Averted

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2012

An impending security guard strike at the Port of Portland was averted over the weekend.