Ready to Strike
Portland Ore – Employees from public universities in Oregon say they will strike next Monday morning if they don’t receive a fair contract. They held a rally Monday at Portland State University. The employees work at Oregon’s seven public universities in roles like information technology, maintenance, financial aid, custodial services, and food preparation, among others. Union representatives say about half of the worker who are set to strike make less than $40,000 a year, hundreds make less than 25,000 a year, and one in six qualify for food stamps.