How to tell summer is here: It’s union picnic season

Jul 1, 2011

This year in the Portland area, union picnic season gets under way next weekend, continues throughout the summer, culminates Labor Day with the area’s biggest union picnic (the Northwest Oregon Labor Council picnic at Oaks Park), and wraps up the weekend after that for several unions.

Schrader favors Korea trade deal, balks at TRADE Act

May 6, 2011

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.

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