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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]

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]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]