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Why undocumented residents should be able to get their driver’s licenses?

Driving has become a basic necessity and not a privilege, and this affects us all, humans, regardless of where we come from or what our immigration status is. 1,104 more words

Mount Wachusett Community College

Bay Area Airport Workers Stage Demonstration Against Southwest Policies

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Contract employees who do work for Southwest Airlines are staging demonstrations at airports across the Bay Area and California Monday over working conditions and the airline’s use of non-union contractors. 294 more words


Oregon lawmakers shelve proposal to track foster kids’ education

Senate Bill 475 would require caseworkers to track the educational outcomes of children in foster care. But one of the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Sara Gelser, said on Tuesday that would be impractical and she plans to remove that and other provisions in the bill. 10 more words

Oregon Legislature

Nearly 1,000 Workers At Providence Portland Medical Center Joining Union

A labor union has made a major foray in the health care sector in Portland with a razor-thin vote that took nearly two months to decide and could yet be contested. 19 more words

The Lund Report

SEIU crafts bill to clamp down on Oregon hospitals' community benefit spending

A bill filed in the Oregon Legislature would transform the way hospitals handle charity care, which they provide to those who can’t afford to pay their medical bills. 45 more words

Oregon Legislature

Unions push Democrats to support 'bold' pro-worker agenda

Labor leaders want action from lawmakers as unions face challenges from court rulings, dwindling membership.

In November, educators and school children got a champion. The homeless got an advocate and environmentalists got a steward. 32 more words

Oregon Legislature