OUS, Workers Union Reach a Deal

SALEM, Ore. — The classified workers union and the Oregon University System have reached a deal, averting a strike that would have started five days from now. Negotiations continued until 2:30 on Thursday morning. The contract affects about 4,000 employees, including 1,100 at the University of Oregon. Workers had been holding out for a cost-of-living … Continue reading »

Labor Commissioner Tours Churchill High

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s labor commissioner visited Eugene Wednesday to see how state grant money is helping local high schoolers. The 4J School District got more than $400,000 from the Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant. That’s money that’s supposed to help schools develop innovative science, technology, engineering and math curriculum. 4J used it to … Continue reading »

Average Wages Show Downward Trend

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bureau of Labor Statistics says wages across the country were on a downward trend last year. The bureau compared wages from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2011 and found that the average weekly wage across the nation dropped 1.7 percent. Oregon fared better, showing just a … Continue reading »