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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]

Reed’s Campus Safety Officers Struggle to Unionize, Protest Administration 2019-05-21 [Portland Mercury]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]