Union wins made big news this year. Here are 5 reasons why it’s not the full story
Starbucks stores from coast to coast. An electric vehicle battery plant. The first Amazon warehouse in the U.S. All kinds of workplaces unionized in 2022, but winning elections is only the first step.
Oregon’s largest labor union doubles down on Democrat Tina Kotek for governor
The Service Employees International Union is kicking in another $1 million for the Democrat, as this year's tight gubernatorial race shatters spending records.
Ridgefield teachers consider striking amid contract disputes over pay, special-ed classroom sizes
The Ridgefield Education Association has authorized a strike, but is waiting at least until a Sept. 7 bargaining session to decide. “We don’t want to impact our community if we don’t have to,” said union co-president Elizabeth Stamp.
Pendleton medical techs win union vote
Now represented by the Oregon Nurses Association, medical, imaging and pharmacy technicians at St. Anthony Hospital are hoping for better pay, higher staffing levels and more time off
Inside the marathon Zoom call where Amazon seeks to overturn historic union victory
With the existence of a grass roots union at stake, the National Labor Relations Board is considering Amazon's objections to the Amazon Labor Union's historic victory.
Attendance policies push workers at two Portland-area New Seasons stores to seek union representation
In separate, but simultaneous efforts, employees at two New Seasons Markets in the Portland Metro area filed to unionize on the same day last month.
Nurses vote to authorize strike at 2 Providence hospitals, reach agreement at 3rd hospital
No longer convinced their employer is committed to service, roughly a third of nurses employed by Providence said they were ready to strike. Then Providence agreed to pay hikes and staffing changes at the health system's St. Vincent hospital in Portland.
Nurses at Providence St. Vincent in Portland vote to go on strike
If pay, time off and health benefit demands aren’t met soon, the hospital’s 1,600 nurses have authorized their union, the Oregon Nurses Association, to lead a strike.
For the first time, an Oregon Starbucks has unionized
A Starbucks store in Eugene has become the first in the state to unionize after a unanimous vote on Wednesday.
Amazon seeks to overturn union win, says vote was tainted
Amazon is seeking to overturn the historic union victory at one of its New York City warehouses.