Labor headlines from the January 18, 2002, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Labor in vanguard of Bush protesters
Using several e-mail networks, local labor activists were able with less than 72-hoursÁ notice to mobilize union supporters to protest a Jan. 5 Portland appearance by President George W. Bush.

Governor releases list of potential state budget cuts
Governor John Kitzhaber released a long list of cuts to the stateÁs general fund budget that could result from a $705 million revenue shortfall and another $125 million in additional program costs resulting from the recession and OregonÁs highest-in-the-nation unemployment rate.

New pesticide rules ignore concerns about worker health
The Oregon AFL-CIO and its allies, feeling burned by the Dept. of Agriculture, are considering a ballot measure that would scrap a brand-new system of pesticide use reporting.

Allegheny Wah Chang labor dispute ruled a strike
The Oregon Employment Department has ruled that Steelworkers at Allegheny Wah Chang are on strike and therefore are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.



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