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Wu bill would speed benefits for workers who lose jobs to trade

Oregon Congressman David Wu said he will introduce a bill this month to streamline access to Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits for workers displaced by outsourcing to other countries as a result of free trade agreements.

Oregon labor leaders to Congress: End the war

A group of 13 Oregon labor leaders urge the state's congressional delegation to the costly war in Afghanistan.

Schrader favors Korea trade deal, balks at TRADE Act

Oregon Fifth District Congressman Kurt Schrader told labor leaders at an April 26 breakfast that he is "leaning strongly in favor" of the Korea Free Trade Agreement and is unlikely to support the union-backed TRADE Act, a re-write of the nation's trade policy. He still is undecided on trade deals with Colombia and Panama.