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Labor Updates from Solidarity News

Check out Solidarity News here! The last few months there has been an outstanding amount of labor activity from workers going on strike, winning new contracts, to seeking to form new unions. It is hard to keep up, even for a seasoned unionist. It has been invigorating, but there have also been losses. In mid-December,…

Eugene Starbucks Workers Fight for Union

Check out Solidarity News here! On January 6, workers at the Starbucks store on 29th and Willamette in Eugene filed for a union election, the first store to do so in Oregon. They joined Starbucks Workers United which has organized 100 shops across the country. This fast growing movement was sparked by workers in Buffalo,…

Public Records Request Reveals Campus Collusion with the CIA

In November of last year, CIA recruiters made a visit to the University of Oregon campus. In our December issue we wrote about their visit and the counterprotest that was organized against it. We had one lingering question: “who arranged for the CIA to recruit on campus, and why?” Since then, we have obtained public…

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Strike

This article is adapted from a previous post by the author at Solidarity News, Matthew O-G Workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, represented by SEIU 49, went on a two day strike starting the morning of Tuesday, October 5. CNAs, dieticians, housekeeping staff, and more struck for fair wages, affordable healthcare, and to stop outsourcing labor….