December 9, 2023

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Strike-Ending Contract on 86% Vote

The SAG-AFTRA national board approved its new contract with the major studios with an 86% approval vote, sending it to membership for ratification. The official approval was announced by the guild at a press conference Friday afternoon, which finally got started at around 3:20 p.m. after an 80-minute delay. SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher, national executive […]

Bargaining between PPS and union leaders continues Sunday

No indication yet of whether classes will take place MondayNegotiations between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers continued through the weekend, as the possibility of more classes being canceled loomed large. Union representatives said in a statement Saturday night that the two sides were unable to reach a tentative agreement. “We are […]

‘Not able to afford housing’: Yamhill County Employees Association kicks off strike

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A strike is underway for members of the Yamhill County Employees Association with picket lines forming in McMinnville. Union members kicked off the strike at 10 a.m. on Friday in a push for better pay. YCEA members say they are striking so they can afford to live in the county they […]

Striking actors are reviewing Hollywood and TV studios’ ‘best and final offer’

New YorkCNN—A deal to resolve film and television actors’ 113-day strike could be imminent, as the union representing them said it is reviewing Hollywood and TV studios’ final offer. The negotiating committee for the SAG-AFTRA union on Saturday said it received a “last, best and final offer” from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television […]

UAW President Shawn Fain says he’s coming for Elon Musk’s Tesla next

The UAW recently won record new contracts with the Detroit Three, bringing its weeks-long strike to a conclusion.Ian Krietzberg Nov. 3, 2023 11:49 AM EDT The United Auto Workers union, upon receiving historic new tentative agreements from each of the Detroit Three automakers, closed up its picket lines at the end of October. The union […]

The UAW beat the big three; Elon Musk’s Tesla is among its next targets

Six weeks of targeted strikes by the United Auto Workers has proved to be an effective approach. Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors have all reached tentative agreements with the UAW over the past 10 days. Now, the union wants to focus its attention on automakers like Toyota and Tesla, who have resisted unionization or opened […]

RV Times: Asante nurses, administrators in mediation, though ‘far apart’ on labor contract

Nurses at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford have entered the mediation stage of contract negotiations with hospital administration to address what they view as unsafe staffing levels, noncompetitive wages and inadequate benefits. The Oregon Nurses Association, which represents the hospital’s frontline nurses, believes that talk of a strike is premature, but nothing is […]