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DOL: Courier service will pay $3.2 million for failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to drivers misclassified as independent contractors 2018-11-30 [SIA]

A Third Burgerville is Filing for Union Recognition 2018-11-15 [Eater]

Union nemesis retires at TriMet 2018-11-01 [nwLaborPress]

Portland Burgerville Workers Go on Strike Over Company Ban on Political Buttons: “This isn't just about buttons” 2018-09-19 [Williamette Week]

The new face of Oregon’s building trades 2018-09-19 [nwLaborPress]

Burgerville Workers Union Has Reportedly Filed Charges Against Burgerville 2018-09-14 [Eater]

Burgerville revises button policy after employees wear Abolish-ICE and No-one-is-illegal pins at work 2018-09-11 [FOX]

Portland Burgerville Workers Union Threatens Legal Action After Companywide Ban on Wearing Political Buttons 2018-09-08 [WWeek]

Bargaining under way for 18,000 Oregon grocery workers 2018-08-24 [nwLaborPress]

Union workers at Special Metals told to leave facility prior to contract expiring 2018-08-11 [Herald-Dispatch]

US Supreme Court ruling in union dues impacts case in Oregon 2018-08-01 [TDN]

NECA/IBEW Local 48’s training center shows increase of women and minority students looking for new job opportunities in electrical field 2018-08-01 [Biz Journal]

Labor group to refund worker's union dues, a first since Supreme Court ruling 2018-07-31 [The Times]

City workers in Salem, Oregon negotiate first post-Janus contract 2018-07-21 [People's World]

Public employee unions drop corporate tax initiative to focus on defensive ballot fights 2018-07-13 [nwLaborPress]

Kaiser Permanente may be near a deal with breakaway union group 2018-07-06 [NWLaborPress]

Oregon workers get minimum wage hike, pay new transit tax 2018-07-02 [Leger-Examiner]

Union foes could force election at Oregon State Univ 2018-06-14 [Gazette Times]

Despite legal threat, union memberships rise 2018-06-01 [Portland Tribune]

Outside In workers to vote on unionization 2018-05-17 [Street Roots]

Burgerville Workers Union notches 2nd victory with Gladstone vote 2018-05-15 [Oregonian]

A Second Portland Burgerville Store Has Unionized 2018-05-14 [Blogtown]

Burgerville fight revives the Wobblies, a radical union from Oregon's industrial past 2018-05-12 [Live]

Portland Uber and Lyft Drivers Plan Rally At Portland City Hall To Demand Better Working Conditions 2018-04-30 [Williamette Week]

Workers claim Bain firings tied to age, medical conditions 2018-04-30 [NYPost]

Burgerville sets union vote at Gladstone store 2018-04-29 [Columbian]

Union organizer will discuss the gig economy at campus events 2018-04-27 [Around the O]

Portland restaurant workers vote to become first fast food union in the country 2018-04-25 [The Hill]

Burgerville Workers Vote To Become US' First Fast Food Union 2018-04-25 [teleSUR]

Gladstone Burgerville Joins Southeast Portland Store in Filing For Election to Unionize 2018-04-19 [Williamette Week]

Workers of 2nd Portland-area Burgerville looking to unionize 2018-04-19 [Oregonian]

After Over a Year of Campaigning, Burgerville Agrees to Allow Employees to Vote to Unionize 2018-04-05 [Williamette Week]

Burgerville’s Union Will No Longer Be Ignored by Management 2018-04-04 [Portland Mercury]

The Burgerville Workers Union Is Poised to Be the First Officially Recognized Fast Food Union 2018-03-29 [Eater]

Burgerville Workers Union expects to call for a union election 2018-03-28 [nwLaborPress]

Burgerville Workers Give Company 48 Hours To Recognize Union 2018-03-28 [OPB]

Portland Burgerville could become first federally recognized fast-food union shop in US 2018-03-28 [Oregonian]

At Reed College, students are unionizing 2018-03-26 [nwLaborPress]

New top leader at SEIU Local 503 2018-03-24 [nwLaborPress]

New leadership at New Seasons — CEO is out, and so are union-busters, for now 2018-03-16 [nwLaborPress]

Reed College Housing Advisers to Hold Union Election 2018-03-05 [Inside Higher Ed]

Burgerville Workers Union Calls For Boycott of All Stores 2018-02-16 [Bridge]

Burgerville Workers on Strike For Higher Wages and Better Treatment 2018-02-03 [Eater]

Major escalation: Burgerville Workers Union now calling on consumers to boycott the company 2018-02-03 [NWLaborPress]

A union-backed challenge to Oregon’s Greg Walden 2018-01-31 [NWLaborPress]

Amtrak workers warned supervisors before crash: report 2018-01-29 [The Hill]

Workers say they warned Amtrak before deadly crash 2018-01-29 [CNN]

Gas station attendants and the working class economy 2018-01-05 [Lawyers Guns & Money]

Tina Kotek to rally with unionizing New Seasons workers 2017-12-20 [The Oregonian]

Dozens speak against proposed OSHA rules affecting farm workers 2017-12-12 [KDRV]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]