June 17, 2024

At issue in Providence nurses’ strike: Oregon’s hospital staffing law

More than 3,000 nurses at six Providence hospitals across the state are set to go on strike for three days next week. In an unusual turn of events, they’re striking in part over the rollout of a law that was hailed just two years ago as a major win for the nurses union and the […]

Amazon Labor Union affiliates with Teamsters

The Amazon Labor Union will affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, giving the upstart union the backing of one of the most powerful forces in labor, Teamsters announced Tuesday. Teamsters said the affiliation decision was approved unanimously by the union’s board on Tuesday, though details of the merger were not immediately made clear. The […]

PMMC Nurses Take Contract Fight Public with Planned Picket

Medford, Oregon- Frontline nurses at Providence Medford Medical Center (PMMC) are escalating their contract dispute to the public sphere after months of unsuccessful negotiations. Organized by the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), the nurses will stage an informational picket on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, to highlight issues surrounding healthcare standards for nurses, patients, and communities. The […]

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or 73% of the ballots cast, compared with only 985 who voted […]