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Grants Pass Firefighters Awarded $100-Thousand in Back Wages

The Oregon Court of Appeals has awarded $100,000 in back wages to firefighters in Grants Pass.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Teachers' Strike Under Way In Medford

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th February Newslabor disputeMedford School Districtteachers
After 20-plus hours of marathon negotiations, there is no agreement between the Medford School District and the Medford Teachers' Association and the strike is underway. There is no school today, Friday and Monday. The plan is to resume classes Tuesday with substitutes and a number of alternative classroom arrangements in place. Superintendent Dr.Read More »

Portland School District, Teachers Have Impasse Of Their Own

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th November Newslabor disputePortland school district
Officials with Portland Public Schools have declared an impasse in contract negotiations with teachers. The Oregonian newspaper reports ( ) the announcement was made Wednesday morning at district headquarters. Under state law, both sides must release their final offers within a week, followed by a 30-day cooling off period.Read More »

Longshoreman Allege Unfair Labor Charge

Longshoremen locked out of their jobs at a Pacific Northwest grain terminal have filed an unfair labor practice charge, alleging the company's action is an "extreme" and illegal response to an act of sabotage allegedly done by one union worker. United Grain Corp.Read More »

Picketing To Resume Outside Port Of Vancouver

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February Newslabor disputelongshoremanPort of Vancouver
Longshoremen who have been locked out of their jobs at a Pacific Northwest grain terminal have resumed picketing while they await the replacement workers who are expected to load an export ship. Pat McCormick, a spokesman for the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association, says it is possible that United Grain will resume operations Thursday with replacement workers.Read More »

Century Link Workers In West Ready To Strike

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February NewsCentury Linklabor dispute
Union leaders representing CenturyLink workers in 13 states have moved closer to allowing a strike but plan to continue negotiations with the telecommunications company. The Communication Workers of America announced Thursday that its executive board has authorized the union's president to set a strike date, which would be the final step in going on strike.Read More »

Grain Labor Talks Continue With Mediator

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December Newslabor disputeNorthwest grain
Pacific Northwest grain terminal companies and the longshore union have resumed contract talks in hopes of averting a lockout.A federal mediator joined the sides Tuesday and another session is scheduled for Wednesday. The Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association had given longshoremen until Dec.Read More »

Owners of Northwest Grain Terminals Prepare for Work Stoppage

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Newslabor dispute
Pacific Northwest grain terminal owners are readying for a strike or lockout as the longshore union weighs what the owners describe as their "last, best and final" contract offer. The owners planned to meet Wednesday afternoon, hours before the midnight deadline they have imposed on the union to OK the offer. The Northwest has nine grain terminals along the Columbia River and Puget Sound.Read More »

Medford Brothers File Lawsuit Against Bank

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th September Newslabor disputeSterling Savings Bank

The Medford Mail Tribune reports that two brothers from Medford, David and Micah DuBeau, are filing a lawsuit against Sterling Savings Bank. They contend that their former employer denies overtime pay to mortgage employees.Read More »

Replacement Refs Blow Timeout Call in Seahawks- Cardinals Game

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September Sportslabor disputeNFLofficials

The replacement officials' error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years. In 2009, the Cleveland Browns were mistakenly awarded four timeouts in the second half of a 16-0 home loss to Baltimore.Read More »


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