Labor headlines from the October 18, 2002, edition of the Northwest Labor Press


Endorsements
Voting recommendations of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Bush Taft-Hartley court order forces shippers to end lockout

President George W. Bush secured a court order Oct. 8 ordering the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to temporarily end its lockout of 10,500 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports and ordering work to resume without a contract.

Guild ratifies 5-year pact at Eugene Register-Guard

The long-running dispute between the Newspaper Guild and the Eugene Register-Guard newspaper ended Oct. 3.

Ballot Measure 25: Low-wage workers to get pay raise if labor-backed measure wins

If Ballot Measure 25 passes, Oregon's minimum wage would increase to $6.90 an hour Jan. 1, 2003, and would increase every year thereafter based on the consumer price index.

'Stop Cogentrix' coalition declares victory in Madras

Cogentrix is dead - and labor-backed "Stop Cogentrix" candidates want to turn that victory into another one in the November election.

First phase of new G-P plant is 'rat'

The first phase of a $200 million paper machine expansion project by Georgia-Pacific at its Wauna plant in Clatsop County has been awarded to an out-of-state, non-union subcontractor that is on the Unfair List of the Columbia-Pacific Building Trades Council.

Organized labor aims to expand political influence

Business has the advantage when it comes to cash contributions, so labor relies on its strengths: numbers, and the ability to move them.

Machinists' Don Wheeler dies at 62

Don Wheeler, recently retired business representative of Machinists District Lodge 24, passed away Oct. 9. He was 62.

Henson named business manager of AFSCME 189

He succeeds Yvonne Martinez, who resigned to take a job in California.

Union retirees endorse Bill Bradbury for U.S. Senate

At an endorsement rally Oct. 10 at Kirkland Union Manor in Portland, Bradbury, appearing with ARA Executive Director Ed Coyle, defined the differences between himself and his opponent on issues important to Oregon's seniors, such as protecting Social Security and implementing a Medicare-based prescription drug benefit.

More news articles

* Laborers 483 gets first contract for PHC landscapers
* Seaside Providence Hospital nurses vote for ONA
* Tradeswomen land grant from DOL


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