Here’s the 411 on the first day of Unity Negotiations. This was a big day: the first time our bargaining team met with employers. We came with proposals in hand, developed after many team meetings, time spent reviewing survey results, and much discussion with our fellow members. We told of our struggles trying to make a living with insufficient wages … Read more
Don’t forget to come show your Union Pride and your solidarity with our fellow LGBTQIA brethren at the Portland Pride Parade on Sunday, July 17th. We now have our more detailed information: we are #92 in the lineup, just ahead of the Letter Carriers. Meet on NW Davis between 8th and Park at 10 am if you want to help decorate the bus, … Read more
Make sure you’re planning to attend a Quarterly (or New Member, if relevant) meeting in July!
Have you heard of The Poor People’s Campaign? To quote, the PPC is “a national call for moral revival, uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the nation’s distorted morality.” This campaign is a revitalization of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfinished vision in … Read more
The Oregon Labor Movement is marching together behind one banner in the 2018 Portland Pride Parade on Sunday, June 17th. Our goal is a unified contingent 200 strong of union and allied members celebrating pride in their LGBTQ friends and colleagues. Read more
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Oregon’s primary election in May was an impressive demonstration in how much our voices matter in making decisions that will affect the many. 33% of registered Oregon voters submitted a ballot in the May 15th election: noticeably up from a worrisome 19% just one day before the election, but still slightly lower than the last comparable election (May of 2014, … Read more
May 14th saw the second meeting of the Unity Negotiation retail team to begin the process of initiating proposals. The proposals will align with the goals we’re committed to: achieving a contract that improves the lives of our members, coworkers, and families, which will in turn strengthen our community. We’ve also reiterated our request for bargaining dates to our employers … Read more
Congratulations to all at Point Adams Packing Company–as well as to the bargaining team–for a unanimous ratification on a new four year contract. Good work, all!
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