UPS Drivers Show Support for GTFs

EUGENE, Ore. – Students, faculty and staff on the University of Oregon campus may have to get their mail elsewhere, at least until the current Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation strike is over. Some UPS drivers have shown support for the GTFs and are behind the picket lines. An official with UPS’ corporate offices says their … Continue reading »

Hospital Workers Continue Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Congressman Peter DeFazio stopped by the picket lines Wednesday afternoon to support McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center workers on day two of their strike. More than 150 people were out walking Wednesday in Springfield. Workers want three-year contracts, a 2.5 percent raise each year with no health care plan changes. They say they work … Continue reading »

Local Hospital Workers On Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of hospital workers are making a statement Tuesday, picketing in front of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield over failed contract negotiations. There are more than 300 workers there who say they’ve been unable to reach a contract agreement with the hospital for nearly a year. They say the hospital’s last proposal … Continue reading »

Fast-Food Workers to Strike Thursday

(CNN) — Get ready for possibly long lines and delays at your favorite fast-food spots on Thursday. Thousands of fast food workers from McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell are now threatening nationwide walkouts, massive protests, and even civil disobedience this week in their fight for higher wages. It’s the latest in the two-year fight to … Continue reading »

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 »

OUS, Workers Union Meet for Labor Talks

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon University System and the Classified Workers Union return to the bargaining table on Wednesday morning, just days before a strike is scheduled to take effect. Wednesday’s contract talks will affect about 4,000 employees throughout the university system, including 1,100 at the University of Oregon. These workers are part of the … Continue reading »

OUS Strike Threat

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It’s a battle about salaries, and classified staff at universities across the state could be going on strike on the first day of classes. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents classified staff at seven of Oregon’s universities, part of the Oregon University System (OUS). The union says it is planning on … Continue reading »

State Workers Poised For Strike

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Some state government workers bargained with the State of Oregon Monday, but they will take a vote Tuesday that could also authorize a strike. Contracts for approximately 19,000 workers in a variety of Department of Human Services jobs have recently expired. The two sides are reportedly close on the issue of pay, … Continue reading »