20 , 2006 Volume
107 Number 2
Trades Council first labor group to back Kulongoski for re-election
All Aboard the Gravy Train: The new Medicare drug benefit was designed with drug and insurance companies in mind
Seniors are the supposed beneficiaries of the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, but the closer you look, the more it seems like it was set up to benefit drug and insurance companies.
Medicare drug program mindbogglingly complex
There's a new government benefit available for senior and disabled citizens who are eligible for Medicare — subsidized prescription drug coverage. That's the good news. The bad news is: The program is insanely mindbogglingly complex.
Nurses at Roseburg's Mercy Medical Center vote for ONA
Registered nurses at Mercy Medical Center voted Jan. 11 to join the Oregon Nurses Association. The vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, was 178-97 in a bargaining unit of 310.
District Council of Trade Unions to start negotiations with City of Portland
The DCTU will embark on contract talks with the City of Portland beginning Jan. 31. The coalition represents 1,800 employees from seven unions.
West Virginia miners afraid to speak out about safety problem
Lawmakers say the Bush Administration has filled worker safety agencies with industry insiders and they demand an invesigation.
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