McKenzie-Willamette Workers Picket

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from a local hospital took to the picket line Thursday, demanding better jobs and health care. In front of the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, the workers, from all parts of the hospital, say the hospital continues to post significant profits, yet recently laid off workers. They claim the hospital is … Continue reading »

State Workers Picket for Benefits

EUGENE, Ore. — State workers across Oregon took to the picket lines Tuesday to advocate for their benefits. Local protesters say they hoped to get Governor Kitzhaber’s attention as he puts the state’s budget together. They say they are entitled to reasonable benefits like anyone else and don’t want state employees to shoulder the burden … Continue reading »