Unions give $2.3 million to campaigns since Labor Day

By Hannah Hoffman, Statesman Journal

Oregon’s three largest public sector unions have spent more than $2.3 million during the final two months of the election season, pouring money primarily into two ballot measure campaigns and several tight races for seats in the Oregon Legislature.

Will PDX Workers Start the Port’s Next Big Labor War?

By Shelby Sebens, GoLocalPDX

Workers at Portland International Airport, frustrated by low wages, are looking to form a union. The move threatens to open a second front in the Port of Portland’s years-long war with organized labor that occasionally has erupted into confrontations and threatened to destabilize the region’s economy.