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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]

Oregon Labor Union Wants Voters to Limit Grocers to Two Self-Checkout Stations Per Store 2019-09-06 [Willamette Week]

Equal pay advocates rally at Fred Meyer 2019-08-24 [NBC]

Is A Grocery Strike Possible? Workers Cast Final Votes 2019-08-24 [OPB]

USW members ratify new contract at Cascade Steel 2019-08-17 [nwLaborPress]

Burgerville Workers Union Launches Strike As Negotiations Break Down 2019-08-15 [libcom.org]

State workers object to PERS changes. Ask for review by Supreme Court 2019-08-13 [Astorian]

AFL-CIO files ballot initiative to reduce self-checkout at grocery stores 2019-08-10 [OR AFL-CIO]

Public Employee Union Members Sue Oregon Over Cuts to Their Retirement Benefits 2019-08-10 [Williamette Week]

Workers at Three Burgerville Locations on Strike Over Denied Wage Increases 2019-08-10 [Portland Mercury]

Oregon passes paid leave law covering minimum wage 2019-08-10 [Ashland Tidings]

Union loses a vote to organize 12 Ore. restaurants 2019-08-04 [Restaurant]

Following nine firings, Little Big Burger stays non-union 2019-08-04 [nwLaborPress]

A Fired Little Big Burger Employee Tries to Explain Why a Union Drive at the Chain Flopped 2019-08-04 [Williamette Week]

Agreement Allows Portland Ballpark Workers to Unionize 2019-07-31 [Ballpark Digest]

Homecare workers hold protest outside of DHS over late pay 2019-07-21 [Herald and News]

Oregon home care workers protest pay 2019-07-21 [Columbian]

Oregon ballot initiative would limit self-checkout 2019-07-19 [Bulletin]

Little Big Burger Union Alleges the Chain Fired a Portland Organizer as Workers Vote on Whether or not to Unionize 2019-07-16 [Willamette Week]

At an Autism Therapy Chain, Low-Wage Therapists Unionize 2019-07-12 [Labor Notes]

Portland-area grocery workers vote to strike 2019-07-05 [nwLaborPress]

Little Big Burger Workers Negotiate Mail-in Union Election at Every Oregon Store 2019-06-20 [Wilmette Week]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]