It’s Solidarity Season, and unions across the Pacific Northwest are striking and fighting for fair contracts. From pharmaceutical technicians to healthcare workers to operating engineers and autoworkers, collective action is in the air and it’s critical that the Oregon Labor Movement mobilizes to support each group of workers.
Here’s how you can get involved this week:
➡️ OFNHP Practice Picket: Today at 5:00pm in Vancouver
Join OFNHP, AFT Local 5017 members today from 5:00 - 8:00pm at PeaceHeatlh Southwest Medical Center (400 NE Mother Joseph Pl. in Vancouver) and support the workers as they hold a practice picket to show management they are united as a potential strike at the facility becomes more and more possible. Click here to RSVP for the picket.
➡️ IUOE Local 701 Members on Strike in Corvallis
IUOE Local 701 members employed by a Republic Services subsidiary at the Coffin Butte landfill near Corvallis have been on strike since September 11, 2023. They are picketing outside of the Coffin Butte landfill outside of Corvallis from 5:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, click here for directions to the picket line.
On Thursday, October 12, IUOE Local 701 and the Oregon AFL-CIO are holding a rally outside of Republic Services headquarters in Corvallis to support the workers’ fight for a fair contract. The rally begins at 11:00am and will feature Oregon Speaker of the House Dan Rayfield as a guest speaker. Click here to learn more about the rally and to RSVP on Facebook.
➡️ UFCW Local 555 Strike at Kaiser
Local 555 members began an Unfair Labor Practices strike at Kaiser pharmacies on October 1st and will continue to picket until October 21st. They are picketing at the following locations daily beginning at 6:00am and ending at 7:00pm:
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Campus (map)
Kaiser Westside Medical Center Campus (map)
Kaiser Regional Lab in NE Portland (map)
Kaiser Airport Way Center in NE Portland (map)
➡️ UAW Stand Up Strike at the Big 3 Automakers
UAW members at the Chrysler Parts Distribution Center in Beaverton, alongside UAW locals around the country representing workers at the Big 3 automakers, have been on strike since September 22nd and will continue to hold the line until a fair contract is reached. They are picketing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for directions to the picket line in Beaverton.
📍 Strike Map: Get Out There & Support Active Picket Lines!
Our Strike Map has been updated to reflect the end of SEIU Local 49’s three-day ULP strike at Kaiser, here’s the map for this week: