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
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