Labor headlines from the January 17, 2003, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Teachers' strike looms at Portland schools
When Portland Public Schools and its teachers union entered mediation Jan. 7, a timetable was set for a showdown that could end in a teachers' strike as early as March 3.

Questions and answers about Ballot Measure 28
On Jan. 28, Oregonians are being asked to vote to increase their own state income taxes. Inside are some important questions and answers as to why organized labor supports the measure and why it is asking union members to vote "yes" on Measure 28.

Union supporters turn away cars of strikebreakers at Williams Controls

In Tigard, with 40 people and a handful of cars, JWJ activists ended up shutting down production at the plant for several hours.

Oregon AFL-CIO fleshes out legislative 'action plan'

Some of Oregon's top labor leaders fleshed out an "action plan" for the 2003 state legislative session at a day-long political conference Jan. 11 organized by the Labor Education and Research Center of the University of Oregon.

More news articles

* Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by fired custodians
* Union-friendly resolution on City Council's docket
* Lazott elected leader of Metal Trades Council
* School Employees Local 140 swears in new officers

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