Uber’s Worst Nightmare? You might know Uber as the company that began operating without permits in Eugene and Portland last year. The popular app-based transportation company has been called out by companies like Union Cab for lowering standards for taxi drivers. Late yesterday, a federal judge in California opened the door to what may be […]
The Cost of Living How much income do working people and their families need in Oregon to afford the basics? A lot more than what the current minimum wage provides, according to a new tool from the Economic Policy Institute. The Economic Policy Institute’s updated Basic Family Budget Calculator estimates the how much a family […]
Via Northwest Labor Press Every year, labor organizations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington hold Labor Day picnics. The largest gathering by far takes place at in Southeast Portland. Sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council, the picnic attracts members from multiple unions who enjoy barbecue, music, games, carnival rides, raffle drawings, vendor booths, and time […]
By Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain via Northwest Labor Press If you’ve got a political sweet tooth, the past several weeks have been a sugar overload. The Republican presidential debate was entertaining, but lacked specifics other than punches thrown by Donald Trump to all comers — including moderator Megyn Kelly. The debate fell flat on […]
Steelworkers Locked Out! Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) has locked out 2,200 workers across six states, including 180 workers represented by United Steelworkers Local 7150 at the former Oremet Wah Chang titanium plant here in Oregon. “It’s outrageous that the company has chosen this destructive path, but it is clear that ATI intended to lock these […]
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#FixOvertime Yesterday, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR,) in coordination with MomsRising, released a new report that reveals working women will be benefit hugely from the newly proposed overtime changes with 3.2 million women receiving salary increases. 36% of working women who were formerly exempt under the outdated overtime laws will now be eligible […]
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A must-read study from Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP):
Nice work, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign!
"When the people who actually do the work show up, are they merely independent contractors matched to consumers by a software company, or are they employees?"
It's great to see both of Oregon's Senators sign-on to this important letter: