Chamberlain to follow Tim Nesbitt as president of Oregon AFL-CIO
newly-appointed president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, says he's not going
to try to be Tim Nesbitt, his predecessor. But he is going to follow
the advice of his favorite coach, his wife: "Never change a
winning game, and always change a losing game."
extends deadline for breakaway unions
The AFL-CIO has reached an agreement in principle over terms for
local unions affiliated with the Change to Win (CTW) federation
to join AFL-CIO state federations and central labor councils via
Solidarity Charters and enjoy full voting and participation rights.
AFL-CIO convention sets policy for next two years
206 delegates at the Oregon Convention Center, the 2005 Oregon AFL-CIO
convention was a chance to make policy, approve structural changes
proposed by the federation’s leadership, and, along with 110
honorary delegates and guests, get educated for the struggles ahead.
Supreme Court says Portland school custodians fired illegally
The Oregon Supreme
Court ruled 4-3 on Oct. 12 that the Portland School District violated
state labor law when it contracted with a private company for custodial
governor sounds trumpet for universal health care
governor John Kitzhaber, who worked 13 years as an emergency room
doctor in Roseburg, delivered a call for a health care "revolution"
before an audience of labor and management leaders. Stripped down
to its essentials, Kitzhaber said, the current system is obsessed
with the delivery of "health care" as an economic commodity,
at the expense of health.
School District declares impasse in talks with DCU
Schools has declared an impasse in its negotiations with the District
Council of Unions (DCU), an umbrella group of a dozen union locals
that represent approximately 300 craft and maintenance workers,
bus and truck drivers, community agents and campus monitors at the