For Your Information...June 28, 2019

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department


I received the following request from Ellen Hansen, NABET 51 E-board member and Delegate to the Labor Council.

The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) 51 at KOIN TV is asking for our support. They need people to walk and they will have banners stating that Standard TV should pull their ads with KOIN TV.

When:  This Saturday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: Standard TV on Sandy Blvd. at 33rd

They are also asking that we call Pat Nevin at (503) 464-0600 and tell him to negotiate in good faith and stop using Union busting tactics. 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

From The AFL-CIO / The Labor Wire

June 27, 2019

One year ago today, a 5–4 conservative Supreme Court majority sided with big corporations and special interests in Janus v. AFSCME, barring unions from collecting fees from government employees who are not card-carrying union members. AFSCME and other public-sector unions have worked with members of Congress to introduce a bill to fight back. 

Message of the Day—Everyone Deserves the Freedom to Join a Union

Janus was a targeted strike at public-sector unions, meant to undermine the power of the people who make our country go.

 Since that ruling, public-sector unions have worked tirelessly to organize more members, and 2018 was one of the most substantial years for collective action in America’s history. Now, AFSCME, AFT and others have helped produce a powerful legislative response that would strengthen and expand the right of government workers to organize.

 Yesterday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Rep. Matt Cartwright (Pa.), along with more than 50 other lawmakers, introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which would guarantee public-sector workers the fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively.

 June 24, 2019labor history

In Solidarity,

  •  Bob Tackett
  • Executive Secretary Treasurer
  • NW Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
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