Tag: Strike

Burgerville Workers Launch Four Day Strike; Force Management Back to Bargaining Table

Story by Pete Shaw On Wednesday October 23, Burgerville workers throughout Portland walked off the job and launched the largest strike in the history of the Burgerville Workers Union (BVWU). Workers from the Convention Center, 92nd and Powell, Hawthorne, and Montavilla Burgerville locations walked off the job Wednesday morning, saying they would remain on strike…

Oregon’s Anti-Teacher Offensive

by Adam Sanchez. Nicole Bowmer contributed to this article. Oregon teachers are valiantly resisting an unprecedented attack on their schools and unions. Over the last month, teachers in four Oregon school districts have voted to go on strike, while other locals face painful budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on our schools. As…

UPDATED: East County Teachers Back to Work

UPDATED at 10:10 a.m. According to a report from Occupy Portland Labor Solidarity committee, teachers and the school district have reached a tentative agreement and are going back to work at 10 a.m. this morning. By Emily Crum and Adam Sanchez After months at the negotiating table with intransigent school boards, 550 teachers from the…

Teachers Need Their Community to Stand With Them Against Exploitation

by Greg Margolis On March 20, 2012, an estimated crowd of 1,500 teachers and community members, including parents and students, gathered in the Gresham High School gymnasium to rally and march in support of the Gresham-Barlow Education Association, Reynolds Education Association and Parkrose Faculty Association in their efforts to bargain a fair contract with the…

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

by Jeremy Brecher Based on a talk by Jeremy Brecher to Occupy University, Zuccotti Park. Last December, Occupy Los Angeles proposed a General Strike on May 1 “for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights.” ┬áThe idea has spread…

Progressive Party Joins Occupy on Longview Strike

by Barbara G. Ellis By a unanimous vote of its executive board last Tuesday the Oregon Progressive Party became the only political party so far to join the Occupy movement in condemning the upcoming use of U.S. Coast Guard ships and helicopters as an armed scab force. The federal action is designed to protect a…

Occupier Media Roundup for January 8th through January 9th

Here’s what The Occupier thinks you should be reading: Portland Marches To Save The Postal Service « What They’re Feeding Me Occupy Albany settles in, rents office space – WSJ.com Occupy D.C. gives way to romance – The Washington Post ‘Occupy Nigeria’ emerges ahead of mass strike – CSMonitor.com