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Oregon fund provides two weeks of pay for agricultural workers impacted by coronavirus 2020-08-04 [KATU]

Oregon Worker Quarantine Fund, Community Partner Outreach Program now available to agricultural workers 2020-08-02 [Klamath Falls News]

Executive Pay Grows as Workers Face Historic Unemployment 2020-08-02 [OR AFL-CIO]

Many nurses pushing to expand workers' compensation 2020-08-02 [BuzzFeedZZ]

Oregon launches coronavirus-related assistance program for agricultural workers 2020-08-02 [OPB]

Healthcare workers, union workers, teachers join Portland protests 2020-07-26 [KATU]

Oregon Workers Speak Up for Increased COVID-19 Protections 2020-07-24 [OR AFL-CIO]

Workers rely on themselves alone to form union 2020-07-15 [CLI]

Burgerville Workers Strike After a Shop With a COVID-Positive Employee Announces Plans to Reopen 2020-07-14 [Eater]

Bank Workers Unionize for the First Time in 40 Years 2020-07-10 [Better Banks]

Columbia Gorge behavioral health workers join AFSCME 2020-07-02 [nwLaborPress]

Portland contractor fined for not protecting workers against fall hazards 2020-06-20 [Oregon]

Teamsters strike at Hood River Distillery continues 2020-06-03 [NW Labor Press]

Workers’ Rights and Power- The Essential Guide 2020-05-26 [Portland Jobs w/ Justice]

TriMet’s paratransit contractor laid off nearly 300 employees, then cut health care 2020-05-03 [Oregonian]

Farmworkers and Latinx/a/o Working Families Address COVID-19 2020-04-04 [PCUN]

Hospitality labor union projects up to 90% could lose jobs in coronavirus epidemic 2020-03-19 [MyCentralOregon]

Jackson County and workers hit labor impasse 2020-01-31 [Mail Tribune]

Harassment, injury claims spurred union at Portland bakery 2020-01-29 [Portland Tribune]

Providence Milwaukie Hospital workers protest 2020-01-25 [Portland Tribune]

Environmental justice group goes union … on the spot 2020-01-22 [nwLaborPress]

Oregon Democrats meet with public workers whose retirement contributions they voted to cut 2020-01-16 [nwLaborPress]

We need labor law reform 2020-01-16 [nwLaborPress]

Oregon AFL-CIO ramps up pressure on Rep. Kurt Schrader to get behind labor law reform 2020-01-16 [nwLaborPress]

Workers at Columbia Sportswear’s Portland Warehouse Launch Union Drive 2020-01-08 [Willamette Week]

Is Grand Central Baking getting ready to fire union supporters? 2020-01-03 [nwLaborPress]

Oregon labor federation gets new leader as unions tackle more political issues 2020-01-02 [Salem Repoter]

Bend contractor cited for exposing workers to serious injury, death from falls 2019-12-22 [Oregon.gov]

Unionized Oregon Public Broadcasting Workers Plan to Picket Over Wages Friday Morning 2019-12-07 [Williamette Week]

$93.6 Million Verdict Threatens to Bankrupt One of America’s Most Powerful Unions 2019-11-23 [NYTimes]

A student’s guide to UO’s campus labor unions 2019-11-07 [Daily Emerald]

Burgerville Workers Union Ends Strike After Management Agrees to Renegotiate Wages 2019-10-28 [Willamette Week]

Burgerville offers employees $1 hourly raise, union prepared to strike 2019-10-18 [OPB]

Portland Burgerville workers plan to strike amid union bargaining deadline 2019-10-18 [Oregonian]

Burgerville Offers Employees $1 Hourly Raise, Union Preparing To Strike 2019-10-17 [OPB]

Oregon labor unions vow retribution against some Democrats 2019-10-16 [East Oregonian]

Oregon Labor Unions Vow Retribution Against Some Democrats 2019-10-12 [Jefferson Pub Radio]

Local AFSCME filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the city of Eugene 2019-10-10 [Eugene Weekly]

Tentative agreement reached, strike called off at Oregon public universities 2019-09-29 [NBC]

Universities, union talk as strike deadline nears 2019-09-28 [Corvallis Gazette-Times]

Oregon’s public university workers vote to authorize strike 2019-09-20 [Oregonian]

UFCW cancels all Kroger contracts after aggressive action by Fred Meyer 2019-09-20 [nwLaborPress]

University workers to cast strike vote Monday 2019-09-15 [Herald&News]

Fred Meyer flash mob demands equal pay, goes viral 2019-09-15 [KOIN]

 VIDEO Women demand equal pay during protest at Northeast Portland Fred Meyer 2019-09-14 [KATU]

Springfield hospital strike called off after deal with union 2019-09-10 [Register-Guard]

Local union votes to authorize a strike for workers at grocery stores in Lane County 2019-09-10 [KMTR]

Fred Meyer Advertises for Scabs In Case of Strike 2019-09-10 [Portland Mercury]

Medical techs unionize at St. Charles Hospital in Bend 2019-09-10 [nwLaborPress]

Union-Backed Ballot Initiative Would Limit Grocery Stores to 2 Self-Checkout Machines 2019-09-07 [Reason]

This month in labour history

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]