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Guest Opinion: 'Political blackmail' exposes union's true agenda

Things got a little tense during the June 7 committee hearing on Oregon’s proposed transportation package, with Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) publicly blasting SEIU 503 president Steve Demarest for “political blackmail” over his union’s threat to sabotage the plan at the ballot box if the Legislature doesn’t come through with what it really wants. 61 more words

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Duke Contingent Faculty Speak Out for Fair Wages in Open Letter

We have been asked by organizers from Duke University’s union for contingent faculty to publish this open letter, which speaks to Provost Sally Kornbluth about their frustration with ongoing negotiations with the university administration. 1,615 more words


Editorial: Gov. Brown is right about union’s tactics

Among Gov. Kate Brown’s priorities this year is a legislative package that will provide badly needed funding for the state’s transportation system, everything from roads and bridges to mass transit and bike lanes. 58 more words

Oregon Legislature

OUR VIEW: Governor must cut through intertwined interests for good of state - Editorials

Gov. Kate Brown faces a legacy-defining choice as the 2017 Legislature enters its final weeks: Will she put the good of Oregon ahead of her quest for re-election next year? 40 more words

Oregon Legislature

Our view: A definining test of leadership for Brown

Can the governor stand up to unions and other traditional supporters?

Gov. Kate Brown faces a legacy-defining challenge as the Legislature enters its final weeks: standing up to public-employee unions and her other traditional supporters. 14 more words

Oregon Legislature

Gov. Brown criticizes union threats aimed to force corporate tax increase

Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she does not approve of “threats” by Oregon’s largest public employee union to oppose lawmakers’ transportation plan if they don’t also approve a corporate tax increase. 14 more words

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