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Today's news - Oregon

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]

Rain, hail, sleet, snow — it does not matter to us: Lane County Strike continues 2017-10-22 [KVAL]

Univ of OR LERC celebrates 40 years of support for labor 2017-10-04 [nwLaborPress]

County Strike 2017-09-28 [Eugene Weekly]

Inside Warren Buffett’s Precision Castparts, a Union Scores a Foothold 2017-09-25 [Bloomberg]

Operating Engineers Local 701 returns to Building Trades 2017-08-31 [nwLaborPress]

 VIDEO Union workers protest realty company for cutting jobs in Portland bank building 2017-08-26 [KGW]

Local urgent care workers vote to join SEIU, but outcome is under review 2017-08-19 [Register-Guard]

Portland postal workers rally to save jobs and service 2017-08-04 [Save the Post Office]

State, union agree to pay raises for most government workers 2017-08-03 [Oregon Line]

Immigrant workers rally in NE Portland to shed light on problems in construction industry 2017-07-29 [Erie News New]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]