In Oregon, union membership accounts for almost 16% of workers in the state, at 240,000 people. Nationwide, union memberships are 11.3% of workers.
Oregon gained only 900 jobs last month and unemployment rose from 7.8% in June to 8.0% in July.
The Coburg City Council voted to approve a 15-year property tax break for French applesauce producer Materne that is hoping to build a new factory at the former Monaco site.
Consumer Cellular is growing employment at its Redmond call center, essentially offsetting all the jobs lost when T-Mobile left the facility last year.
Roseburg-based First Call Resolution is looking for a site for a call center that could employ several hundred people.