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Unions, insurance, doctors oppose big changes to public employee health plan

An ambitious proposal to curb public ­employee health plan costs drew opposition from their labor unions, insurance companies and doctors at an ­initial hearing Friday. 40 more words

Oregon Legislature

With Strike Looming, Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Win Big

by Sojourner Staff

ITHACA – Contingent faculty at Ithaca College, being represented by SEIU Local 200, have struck a deal with the college after a lengthy bargaining session on Sunday. 405 more words


Book Review: No Shortcuts by Jane McAlevey

In an era of weakened trade unions, dismal working conditions and a far-right emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, the release of Jane McAlevey’s new book… 1,318 more words

Trade Unions

Oregon workers union joins fray on child welfare

Calls to improve Oregon’s child welfare system grew louder Wednesday as one of the largest public employee unions released a report saying caseworkers are overburdened and the agency needs more staff. 9 more words

Oregon Legislature

SEIU Slashes Organizing Budget by $90M Fearing Worst from Trump

Businesses can breathe a little easier knowing that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) doesn’t plan on engaging in much organizing activity over the next few years. 328 more words


Survey Of Oregon Caregivers Finds Much Lacking

It’s an issue now and will become a bigger issue in the future: people need care from other people when they are very old and very young. 13 more words