Posts tagged Portland
Workers at Sellwood’s New Seasons Market Vote Against Unionizing
September 19, 2022 // Employees at the Sellwood New Seasons store voted against unionizing Thursday afternoon, just 24 hours after their peers at a SE Division New Seasons shop voted to unionize. A total of 33 workers voted against unionizing, while 29 voted to join the New Seasons Labor Union.
Communications Workers of America Files Unfair Labor Complaint Against Verizon Express Portland
August 12, 2022 // This week’s move follows a wave of union organizing among Verizon retail workers. Workers at Seattle-area Verizon stores voted to unionize in April, and in Flint, Michigan, have a pending NLRB union election. Unlike workers at full-service stores, workers at Verizon Express stores do not make a commission on sales, leaving them with less take-home pay compared to workers at other stores. The Portland workers are the first Verizon Express store workers in the country to file for formal union representation. Lori Claxton
Maine nurses to vote on union decertification
July 29, 2022 // The group argues that mail balloting elections "benefit union organizers" because of lower turnout among voters. It also argues that mail balloting has resulted in "post office errors that disenfranchise workers" and alleges that union organizers engage in "ballot harvesting" which "undermines the privacy of workers’ votes." While the nurses have had union representation for more than a year, they have still yet to finalize a contract with the Maine Medical Center. That has led to recent job actions with nurses calling for improved working conditions and other workplace issues. Todd Ricker
New Seasons Employees Have Filed for Union Elections
June 2, 2022 // The separate announcements and filings were deliberate: Employees of the independent New Seasons Labor Union decided to represent themselves without an established union partner. “We decided that the best way for us to be heard was for us to represent ourselves,” a New Seasons Labor Union organizer told the Mercury.
Nurses at two more Portland-area Providence hospitals begin strike authorization votes
May 24, 2022 // Nurses at two Portland area Providence hospitals will begin holding strike authorization votes on Monday. If passed, the votes will not automatically trigger a strike, but they will authorize the nurses' bargaining teams to call a strike amid negotiations with Providence.
Biden in Portland: ‘Union workers are the best’
May 6, 2022 // After the hangar event, Biden attended a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Portland Yacht Club, where he spoke for about 30 minutes before returning to the airport to depart for Seattle.
Portland’s District Council of Trade Unions announces plans to strike
January 27, 2022 // The president of the District Council of Trade Unions announced Thursday the labor coalition, which represents roughly 16% of the Portland city workforce, will soon go on strike over wages.
Portland union workers hold ‘practice picket’ at City Hall
January 22, 2022 // Days after the 1100 members of the District Council of Trade Unions overwhelming voted to authorize a strike against the City of Portland, a practice picket was held outside City Hall.