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 »