October 1, 2004  Volume 105 Number 19

‘Labor-Neighbor’ 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.

[Left:Tim 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.]

Americans 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.”

Transit Union 757 urges ‘yes’ vote on Washington’s Proposition 1
Approximately 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.
Labor 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.

Doug 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 August.

More news articles
* Oregon Steel strikers to get $100 million in back pay

* Minimum wage rate in Oregon to reach $7.25

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