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Contracts: more than wages and benefits

In October, after 16+ months of hard work and unity, we ratified the strongest contract seen in decades. We said: Yes to historic wage increases Yes to expanding our healthcare And YES to improving working conditions for 18k+ members in ways big and small Now that we’re several months into enforcing this contract, a few members have taken the time … Read more »

Oregon and Washington Buck National Trend

President’s Corner, Dan Clay   Over the course of my career I’ve seen worker’s rights eroded by politicians (and appointed judges) bankrolled by Corporate America. The Supreme Court ruled it illegal for public sector union members to vote on how their unions were funded, striking a blow to public employees everywhere. The National Labor Relations Board has been overturning past … Read more »

Not quite the latest news

Fellow union sibs and cousins, this is a challenging column to write, because there has been so much news since the last Labor Press and yet, this will arrive in your mailbox after arguably the most important news for 20k+ of you: ratification status of the current tentative agreement. Please keep your eyes and ears open at work, on social media, and via your email to learn whether you’ve collectively ratified this new, fully recommended settlement: we should know by Saturday, October the 12th.
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2019 legislative session is a wrap

The 2019 legislative session in Oregon drew to a close on the last day of June with a flood of bills passing onto the governor’s desk.

As we said back in April, the session was bursting with bills that could bring positive change to the lives of working families in Oregon. Now that all is said and done we can pause to reflect on massive wins such as Paid Family and Medical Leave (HB 2005) and Rent Control (SB 608), both of which will bring unprecedented security and stability for our members.

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