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Today's news - Oregon

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]

Retail workers celebrate scheduling law 2017-07-08 [The Bulletin]

Union may use ballot as bargaining chip to force vote on corporate tax increase 2017-06-07 [Oregon Live]

Former Trump Secy-of-Labor nominee Andy Puzder to speak at anti-union fundraiser in Portland 2017-06-05 [nwLaborPress]

14 arrested as pro-Trump rally draws massive counter-protests in Portland 2017-06-05 [Chicago Tribune]

Huge win for homecare workers 2017-06-03 [SEIU Local 503]

Teachers union files multi-billion dollar corporate tax initiative 2017-06-02 [Oregon Live]

Portland May Day 2017 — Official Response 2017-05-30 [IWW]

Mexican-made Nabisco boycott continues, and so does union standoff 2017-05-20 [nwLaborPress]

Anne Gurney fights for union members rights 2017-05-07 [News-Review]

Nurses, Physicians and Hospitals Respond to House Vote on AHCA 2017-05-05 [Sstate of Reform]

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration 2017-04-24 [StarTribune]

Immigration officers detain 10 workers in Woodburn area, activist says 2017-03-01 [Oregonian]

Panel: Unions must be part of public pension resolution 2017-02-19 [Pamplin Media]

Burgerville Workers Union Serves Up Resistance and Hamburgers 2017-02-06 [Portland Occupier]

Need better candidates? Grow your own 2017-01-18 [Labor Notes]

Higher Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Hurt Restaurant Jobs Growth After A Year 2017-01-11 [Forbes]

Long Day AND Long Week? For Factory Workers, Double the Pay 2017-01-05 [AFL-CIO]

Opening Shot in Battle Against Extreme CEO Pay 2016-12-09 [Common Dreams]

AFL-CIO, one of Oregon's largest union groups, vows to fight against rising tide of racism 2016-12-06 [Oregonian]

Housing state of emergency: AFL-CIO will be working as part of the Stable Homes for Oregon Families Coalition 2016-12-02 [nwLaborPress]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]