Labor Day weekend draws Portland workers out in droves to the picket lines

Employees of Powell’s Books picketed Saturday ahead of a Labor Day strike, while workers at New Seasons in Northeast Portland staged a walkout.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Workers across Portland gathered Saturday over the Labor Day weekend, demanding better working conditions, living wages and respect as union members, among other things. 

Some employees of Powell’s Books in downtown Portland picketed to bring awareness to a one-day strike that begins Monday.

“It’s really focused on just getting the company to come to the table and actually bargain with their employees, with their union in good faith,” said Michelle Carroll, an ILWU Local 5 member.

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