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Loophole makes it tough to follow money in Oregon campaigns

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s campaign finance law was built around a tradeoff.

Any donor — whether in-state, out-of-state, special interest or corporate — can give unlimited amounts of cash to any state candidate as long as there is complete transparency. 33 more words

Oregon Supreme Court

Ruling deals blow to faculty union drive at U's Twin Cities campus

A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling issued yesterday dealt a setback to faculty members organizing a union at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, who are now weighing an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court. 296 more words


Fast food workers rally in Boston to bring them one step closer to being jobless

(National SentinelWages & Labor: Fast food workers rallied in Boston on Labor Day, in support of forcing their employers to pay them $15 an hour, which is essentially the same thing as ensuring that they’ll soon be replaced with technology. 399 more words

U.S. National

Unions urge support for DACA as Trump considers ending it

As reports surfaced that President Trump is planning to upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, two unions issued statements expressing outrage at Trump’s pending decision. 674 more words

SEIU Suffers More Setbacks on Fight for $15

The following is from an opinion column in the Sun Prairie Star by Richard McCarty, Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation. 540 more words


State, union agree to pay raises for most government workers

Oregon’s largest public employee union is close to signing a deal with the state for millions of dollars in pay raises for its members.

The Service Employees International Union Local 503’s contract with the state runs through 2019 but did not include cost-of-living raises after January 2017. 36 more words

The Oregonian

REBROADCAST: In-Home Care - OPB's Think Out Loud

Tony Heriza, the producer of a new documentary about the growing industry of home care in America joins us. We also talk with Portland home care worker and SEIU  36 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting