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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]

New Seasons workers allege retaliation, union-busting 2017-12-08 [Oregon Live]

New Seasons employees continue push to unionize, file complaint against the company 2017-12-08 [KGW]

Union adds voice to Les Schwab Tire Center lawsuit 2017-12-05 [The Bulletin]

TriMet Workers Approve Proposed Labor Contract 2017-11-30 [OPB]

Portland laundry company workers strike for wage increase, affordable health care costs 2017-11-28 [KATU]

Rules Would Undo Changes to Union Hiring Hall Wage Calculations 2017-11-17 [Work Comp]

Urgent Care employees await a union decision 2017-11-09 [Eugene Weekly]

State to require businesses to give workers their schedules sooner 2017-10-30 [Wash Examiner]

Lane Cty restores some health and veteran services as AFSMCE strike hits second week 2017-10-24 [Register-Guard]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]