Labor headlines from the January 7, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Oregon AFL-CIO unfolds ambitious
2000 political plan
- The Oregon AFL-CIO Executive Board has approved an ambitious 21-point political action plan that focuses on the basics of organizing the union vote this May and November.
Governor appoints panel to
look at workers' comp
- Governor John Kitzhaber has called together a panel of representatives from organized labor and management to talk about changing Oregon's workers' compensation system.
Weston elected to head SEIU #49
- Don Weston, a 10-year employee at Kaiser Permanente, was elected secretary-treasurer of Portland-based Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 49.
Boss wins 'decert' at Coos Bay newspaper
- Employees at The World newspaper in Coos Bay voted Dec. 15 to decertify as members of Communication Workers of America one year and two months after they voted to join.
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