Calendar: March 23 to March 30

Please note that calendars will be published on Wednesdays moving forward, rather than Tuesdays. Thursday, March 24 12:00 p.m. — Strike at Artifact: Creative Recycle Workers at Artifact: Creative Recycle will hold strike actions Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. They’re asking that the store’s owners put anti-discrimination policies into place, provide equal pay for… Continue reading Calendar: March 23 to March 30

Digest: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Fire at Warm Springs water treatment facility A fire destroyed a transformer at the Warm Springs Water Treatment Plant last Friday, leaving the facility without power and unable to treat water. The transformer is outside of the plant and no damage occurred inside of the facility. According to Chico Holliday, the general manager of public… Continue reading Digest: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Digest: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Emergency rental assistance deadline extended The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program will accept applications through midnight on March 21. Applications were previously scheduled to close on March 14. The extension is due to new funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury that came through late on March 14. That funding will likely cover an additional 2,200 households. Renters in Oregon… Continue reading Digest: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Digest: Friday, March 11, 2022

Seven Portland-area Starbucks are unionizing Starbucks locations all over the U.S. are unionizing, including multiple locations here in Portland and even more throughout Oregon. At the time of writing, the following Starbucks locations have filed paper work with the National Labor Relations Board: SE 28th and Powell U.S. Bank Tower / SW 5th and Oak West… Continue reading Digest: Friday, March 11, 2022

Calendar: February 15 to February 22

Tuesday, February 15 4:30 p.m. — Oregon Nurses Association Virtual Summit on Providence Health System ONA will host a summit covering the Providence Health System, which ranks near the bottom of Portland-area hospitals for staffing, as well as for pay and benefits for nurses. Multiple contracts between ONA, Oregon’s largest nursing union, and Providence facilities… Continue reading Calendar: February 15 to February 22

Digest: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

A new contract with the Portland police union The City of Portland and the Portland Police Association announced yesterday that they’ve negotiated a new contract. Both parties seem pleased with their agreement, which means that the average Portland resident has cause for concern. City commissioners will hear public comment during three upcoming events: an information… Continue reading Digest: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Digest: Friday, January 7, 2022

Kristof deemed ineligible to run for Oregon governor Nicholas Kristof’s gubernatorial run hit a major snag yesterday. The Elections Division of the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office informed Kristof that he does not meet the constitutional requirements to serve as governor — specifically that he has not been a resident of Oregon for the past… Continue reading Digest: Friday, January 7, 2022

Digest: Wednesday, January 5

Union coalition moves towards strike against the City of Portland Over one thousand city employees represented by the District Council of Trade Unions may strike later this month, as contract negotiations with the City of Portland have stalled. DCTU is a coalition of six unions — AFSCME Local 189, IBEW Local 48, Machinists Local 1005, Operating… Continue reading Digest: Wednesday, January 5