The Portland Police Association announced Monday that it is taking its ongoing contract negotiations with the city to mediation. The move means the partially public negotiations will move behind closed doors, as the two sides make their cases on the thorniest issues that remain unresolved.
Nearly 400 Portland Community College part-time faculty members received pay cuts due to a changing pay scale aimed at increasing pay equity. Some say they were unaware of the reductions until they saw their paychecks. The union and the college say they’re working toward a solution.