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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