An Oregon bottleneck of civil rights and wage claims has decreased, but workers still face long waits for help from the state agency tasked with enforcing labor laws.
Employees of three Mount Adams Fruit packing facilities in the Columbia River Gorge say they want safer conditions, better treatment and pay.
State mediators canceled an initial session Wednesday intended to mediate between the Salem-Keizer School District and its teacher union, saying mediators were needed elsewhere as labor fights heat up across Oregon. The district and union will now meet Dec. 6.
Stacy Chamberlain, who runs one of the state’s largest unions representing many state and Salem employees, is on leave as elected union leaders spearhead an investigation. Leaders declined to say what the complaint was about.
On April 19, employees at the children’s museum walked out after the assistant director was fired, causing the museum to close for the day. Museum management said claims of harassment and retaliation are unsubstantiated.
Starbucks at 3904 Commercial St. S.E. in Salem on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) Workers at a southeast Salem Starbucks may soon be the first in the city to unionize. In a letter published Thursday, workers for the Starbucks at Southeast Commercial Street and Oakhill Avenue said they[Read More…]
A Kaiser Permanente clinic in west Salem. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) On Monday, Nov. 15, 3,400 Kaiser Permanente workers in Oregon and southwest Washington will join a total of 35,000 workers across five states in beginning an indefinite strike. The strike is expected to impact Kaiser Permanente’s Keizer Station Medical Office[Read More…]