January 2, 2009 Volume 110 Number 1
Labor maps out goals for 2009 Legislature
Union leaders will be in Salem this year when the Legislature debates new sources of revenue and budget cuts. They’ll be testifying when the lawmakers discuss health care reform and measures to combat global warming. And they’ll be calling on the expanded Democratic majority to deliver on a pro-labor agenda.

Workers’ Compensation Division adopts final rule for medical fees
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has issued a final rule that forbids insurance companies from unilaterally taking discounts on health providers’ workers’ comp bills unless the provider agrees upfront to such a discount.