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Portland School Negotiations Go 21 Hours; No Deal

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th January Newslabor talksPortland Schools
The two sides bargained for 21 hours but went home Tuesday morning without a contract to cover Portland public school teachers. The president of the Portland Association of Teachers, Gwen Sullivan, told The Oregonian ( a deal was close, and the bargainers would be in touch later this week. Spokesman Robb Cowie said school district officials were also disappoRead More »

Impasse Declared in Medford District-Teacher Talks

Teachers and the school board in Medford have declared an impasse in contract negotiations, a step toward a strike. The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( ) the two sides now seven days to present their final proposals, followed by a 30-day cooling-off period.Read More »

State of Oregon Reaches Contract Agreement With AFSCME

The state of Oregon has reached a contract agreement with another employee union. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says the deal was finalized early Friday. The agreement must be approved by rank-and-file members. The agreement covers 3,000 workers from 20 state agencies.Read More »

Strike Averted: SIEU, State Reach Deal

The Service Employees International Union has reached a tentative contract agreement with the State of Oregon. The largest state employee union says the agreement was reached early Thursday morning.Read More »

Union Declares An Impasse

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th June Newslabor talksSEIU
With the Legislature and governor still negotiating over a budget, the union representing the largest share of Oregon state workers has declared an impasse in negotiations for a two-year contract. Negotiators for the state say it can't make a firm offer until the Legislature passes a budget.Read More »

Eagle Point School District Continues Talks

Talks resumed Tuesday at the Eagle Point school district where classes are being held despite a strike.
     The district says it will correct problems with bus service that
occurred Monday, the first day with substitute employees. Some
buses ran late or missed students.Read More »

Prayer Circle For Eagle Point School Talks

As negotiations continue in the Eagle Point School District between the teachers' association and district officials, a prayer circle will be held Monday evening. Dawn Johnston- a 2nd grade teacher at  Little Butte School suggested it, saying her faith is important to her and she wants both sides to come together and petition God to make decisions that are best for the students.Read More »


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