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Today's news - Oregon

Democrats in Oregon Legislature face angry union members after tough vote to cut pensions 2019-06-11 [Malheur Enterprise]

Pro-Union Bill Passes Senate Despite Concerns Of Overreach 2019-06-10 [Corvallis Advocate]

Democrats vote to cut public employee pensions 2019-06-09 [Mail Tribune]

Little Big Burger chain turns tables on union 2019-06-08 [Nation's Restaurant News]

At an autism therapy chain store, low-wage therapists unionize 2019-06-07 [nwLaborPress]

Oregon Public Worker Protection Act passes Senate: Protects workers' rights to take part in unions 2019-06-07 [KTVZ]

Oregon State House passes measure intended to help curb rising pension costs in public sector 2019-06-02 [Lewiston Trib]

Reed’s Campus Safety Officers Struggle to Unionize, Protest Administration 2019-05-21 [Portland Mercury]

The Little Big Union joins the growing movement to transform fast food 2019-04-22 [Waging Nonviolence]

The Burgerville at the Center of Last Fall’s Button Ban Controversy Unionizes 2019-04-05 [Eater]

Another chain restaurant is unionized 2019-04-05 [Restaurant Business]

County’s new health headquarters is union-made 2019-04-03 [nwLaborPress]

Salem-Keizer teachers file labor complaint 2019-04-02 [KOIN6]

Union says mail carrier shortages are hampering delivery service 2019-03-30 [Press Herald]

Workers at Little Big Burger Form Union, Joining Portland Fast-Food Labor Drive 2019-03-17 [This Week]

Workers unionize at two more Burgerville stores 2019-03-14 [nwLaborPress]

A picket line of union dentists 2019-03-14 [nwLaborPress ]

At a titanium plant in Albany, managers squelch union drive 2019-03-14 [nwLaborPress]

What’s at stake for working people in the 2019 Oregon Legislature 2019-01-31 [nwLaborPress]

These Burgerville employees organized the first official fast-food labor union in the country 2019-01-29 [Think Progress]

Alt-Right Patriot Prayer Rallies Outside IWW Headquarters, Spouts Hate Speech 2019-01-21 [Portland Mercury]

After long battle, 20,000 SEIU home care workers make at least $14.65 an hour, with health, vision and dental coverage, workers’ comp, safety protections, training, and other benefits 2019-01-03 [nwLaborPress]

Nurses accuse Bend hospital of unfair labor practices 2018-12-19 [News Tribune]

Portland's Hawthorne Blvd. Burgerville becomes the 3rd to form a union 2018-12-15 [Willamette Week]

Portland’s Hawthorne Boulevard Burgerville Becomes the Third to Form a Union: A call from BVWU to boycott the restaurant remains in place 2018-12-14 [Williamette Week]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]