2, 2004 Volume
105 Number 1
says cleaning firm uses 'franchises' to skirt wage laws
Left, "Franchisee" Tri Bui tells Labor Commissioner Dan Gardner
how he paid thousands of dollars to get a job cleaning buildings. .... MORE
«decert,Ń CNF looks to send jobs overseas
Less than a month after employees at CNF Services Inc. decertified their
union following a massive anti-union campaign, the company announced just
before Christmas that it likely will outsource a department overseas,
putting 40 employees in Portland and 160 employees from two other cities
out of work.
Samaritan Hospital workers avert one-day strike
Local 49 ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement Dec.
23 at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, averting a one-day strike scheduled
for Dec. 22.
Bush ignores jobless workers
Because Congress refused to reauthorize the federal Temporary Extended
Unemployment Compensation program, 90,000 jobless workers began running
out of benefits every week across the U.S as of Dec. 21. In Oregon, more
than 20,000 jobless workers have lost or will soon lose their UI benefits.
takes health care strike against Safeway nationwide
From Southern California to Canada and across the United States, United
Food and Commercial Worker activists and their allies are planning actions
and asking shoppers to stay away from Safeway grocery stores.
* Laborers Local 483 endorses Nick Fish for City Council
Oregon Head Start workers vote 2-1 for OSEA
begins Jan. 6 at Northwest Natural
Local 189 backs Francesconi for Portland mayor
Lodge 63 announces new union officers
* Auto Mechanics
Lodge 1005 lists winners of union voting
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