1, 2004 Volume
105 Number 19
walkers hit their stride
Scores of union members are volunteering nightly to go door-to-door to
talk to fellow union members about the presidential election.
Carrier of Painters Council 5 goes over instructions with Chad Smith and
Mavis Gilmore of Floor Coverers Local 1236 prior to a Labor-Neighbor walk
in Northeast Portland Sept. 21.]
losing health coverage at alarming rate
New reports from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Economic Policy
Institute conclude that Americans are losing health coverage every way
you look at it, due primarily to a “precipitous decline in employer-provided
health coverage for workers and their dependents.”
Union 757 urges ‘yes’ vote on Washington’s Proposition
264 C-TRAN bus operators are represented by Portland-based Amalgamated
Transit Union Local 757. According to Secretary-Treasurer Tom Wallace,
as many as 110 union drivers could lose their jobs if Prop 1 fails.
campaigns for living-wage jobs in Central Oregon
Central Oregon Jobs with Justice, a community-based coalition of some
200 local residents, recently released a new study that shows an alarming
lack of living wage jobs in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.
Tweedy of Oregon City Local 1388 elected new leader of NW Carpenters
Doug Tweedy, a member of Oregon City Carpenters Local 1388, has been elected
executive secretary-treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council
of Carpenters. He defeated incumbent John Steffens in a close election
at the council’s eighth annual convention in Butte, Montana, in
* Oregon Steel strikers to get $100 million in back pay
wage rate in Oregon to reach $7.25
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