Vegas discrimination lawsuit could be headed to arbitration

By James Dehaven, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Black laborers were lured onto job sites with the promise of substantial new contracts, deprived of pay for work performed and sometimes forced out of business by a Las Vegas union leader, according to a lengthy discrimination lawsuit that soon could go to arbitration.

County orders union boss to work, citing new law

By Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County management has ordered Martin Bassick, president of the Service Employees International Union Local 1107, to report for work at a county job in a move that reflects the county’s interpretation of a new state law concerning paid leave for union representatives.

Oregon’s Highest Paid Union Bosses

By Catalina Gaitan, GoLocalPDX

In the midst of a national decline, membership in Oregon’s labor unions is on the rise. Moreover, while membership is thriving, so are the salaries of some of the state’s largest union leaders – many of whom are making six-figure salaries, or double or triple the average salary of the workers they are paid to represent.