October 4, 2023

$28.8M in Funds Awarded to Phoenix Affordable Housing Projects

The Oregon Housing Stability Council approved $103.5 million in Local Innovation Fast Track (LIFT) funding to go to 10 affordable housing developments across the state. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will provide 646 additional homes with these developments for individuals and households living on low incomes. Half of the funded projects will be built […]

Hollywood CEOs and Industry Insiders Seek Federal Mediation to Help Avert SAG-AFTRA Strike

Top Hollywood players are working on a plan to call in federal mediators to help avert a SAG-AFTRA strike, with just a day to go before the contract deadline. A group of CEOs and senior executives, including Disney chief Bob Iger, Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, gathered by conference call Monday evening to […]

Lawmakers keep a close eye on writers strike with no end in sight

Lawmakers are keeping a close eye on a writers strike in the entertainment industry that is showing no signs of reaching a resolution over the summer. The standoff between writers in the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and studio chiefs represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) started in May, and […]

VOX: 340,000 UPS workers could go on strike July 31. Here’s what it means.

When UPS workers last went on strike in 1997, the New York Times reported that the labor stoppage “created myriad inconveniences, large and small, for companies and consumers across the nation” and “largely crippled” the company. It lasted 15 days before the delivery company acceded to many of the union’s demands. Now, UPS workers are […]

Five things to know about UPS strike as Teamsters contract talks fail

Talks between shipping giant the United Parcel Service (UPS) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters fell apart last week, upping the possibility that the union could strike in a massive walkout when their current contract expires at the end of this month. The union, which represents roughly 340,000 members working for UPS, voted last month […]

Oregon expands free health insurance to all residents regardless of immigration status

Oregon has expanded free health insurance that mirrors Medicaid to all residents who qualify, regardless of their immigration status. The move took effect July 1. It marks an expansion of a Medicaid-type program for immigrants last year for residents who don’t qualify for the Oregon Health Plan because of their immigration status. The program, Healthier […]

KGW: Providence violated Oregon law by bringing in ‘professional strikebreakers,’ union says

PORTLAND, Ore. — As a five-day healthcare worker strike at three Providence Health facilities in Oregon came to a close on Friday, the nurses union and hospital administrators traded barbs over an accusation that Providence violated state law. The Oregon Nurses Association put out an embargoed statement slated for release at 5 p.m. on Friday. […]

KOIN News 6: Strike! 1800 nurses walk out at Providence hospitals

Strike by 1800 nurses expected to last 5 days PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — About 1800 Oregon nurses went on strike at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital and Providence Home Health and Hospice at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Providence officials prepared for the planned 5-day strike by nurses by securing a “replacement workforce” to take […]