Crew members at the Burgerville restaurant next to the Oregon Convention Center started a three-day strike Friday lunchtime. Around three dozen workers and supporters, including Ironworkers from Local 29, began the action. Picketers marched with signs in favor of a wage hike and accusing Burgerville of being a union buster. They chanted "On strike, shut it down, Portland is a union town," and tried to talk customers out of using the drive-through.

The strike was called by the Burgerville Workers Union, which is affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World. They are calling for $5 more per hour in wages, just as they were in 2016 when the union was formed.