June 17, 2024

Ashland drafts urban camping restrictions after opening homeless shelter

With the opening of a new homeless shelter in Ashland last week, city officials are now developing an urban camping ban. Ashland City Council members met Monday night to discuss a proposed ordinance to limit urban camping. It is being designed in accordance with new state laws about when and where people can be barred […]

From Detroit Three to healthcare, US labor unions flex muscle

Nov 17 (Reuters) – A tight U.S. labor market, the expiry of union contracts and high living costs have led to tough negotiations for pay hikes and benefits, triggering strikes and protests across industries. Nearly 444,900 workers have been involved in work stoppages and strikes through October this year, according to preliminary data from the […]

Who Won the Strikes? Who Lost? A Merciless Assessment

As the town flocked to picket lines during a historic 148-day writers strike and 118-day actors strike, moguls took a hit (looking at you, Bob Iger), stars made blunders (why, Drew Barrymore?) and others saw their stock rise (Lindsay Dougherty holds court next with the studios) . . . . https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/who-won-the-strikes-1235652424/

IATSE Members Launch Reform Caucus as Hollywood Strikes Wrap

After supporting screenwriters and actors through a months-long double strike, film and television crew workers are finally stepping into the spotlight themselves. Dissatisfied with their union’s leadership and direction, a group of members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is launching a reform caucus called CREW, or the Caucus of Rank-and-File Entertainment […]

Asante Rogue Regional nurses reach tentative agreement on labor contract

Nurses at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford have reached a tentative agreement with the hospital on a new labor contract. It would include wage hikes and a limit on travel nurses. The Oregon Nurses Association represents the more than 900 nurses at Rogue Regional. The tentative agreement was approved at the end of […]

‘A historic moment’: Oregon teachers launch first-ever strike

Roughly 45,000 students have been out of class in the Portland public school district since Wednesday, when the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) kicked off its first-ever strike, enlivening dozens of locations in the city with picket lines. It’s the latest union action in a growing movement of US workers who are striking as a bargaining tool […]

Portland teachers strike continues Monday, gives new meaning to ‘No School November’

Portland teachers and administrators appear to be getting closer to a deal, as negotiations continue toward an elusive contract settlement.Portland parents have long complained about “No School November.” With the combination of teacher planning days, Veterans Day and the week off over Thanksgiving, parents have often felt that students seem to miss more school than […]