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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

Editorial: Don’t force union employees to pay for representation they don’t want

Unions that represent public employees argue that because the benefits they win in collective bargaining go to all represented employees, all employees should be required to pay for the representation. 76 more words


Oregon GOP seeks inquiry into union's campaign spending

Oregon Republican Party officials called for an investigation Thursday into how the state’s most powerful labor union spends money on political campaigns. The request from Bill Currier, the state party chairman, comes after Washington’s attorney general alleged in court filings this month that union officials in that state spent millions on political races without reporting the spending. 12 more words

The Oregonian

Some Valley Health Care Advocates Announce Day Of Action

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – The eleventh hour push to repeal and replace Obamacare, and even Republicans tried desperately to push through a “Skinny Bill.” That still didn’t work. 284 more words


Public employee union drops plan to oppose transportation deal

Leaders of Oregon’s powerful public employee union said Monday that they will not try to overturn a transportation funding bill at the ballot.

Source: Public employee union drops plan to oppose transportation deal | OregonLive.com

The Oregonian

New Union Ad Targets Top GOP Leaders In Budget Battle

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A state employee union has taken aim at two top Republican lawmakers in a new TV ad that urges the General Assembly to impose higher taxes on Connecticut’s wealthy citizens and corporations. 273 more words