Labor headlines from the November 16, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Laid-off union workers in Oregon protest 'stimulus' bill

With an almost unprecedented one-month jump in the jobless rate as the background, organized labor stepped up its pressure on Congress to pass an economic stimulus plan that puts workers first and to do it quickly.

Portland city workers ratify pact

By a 3-1 margin, members of the District Council of Trade Unions ratified a three-year contract agreement with the City of Portland. The DCTU represents about 1,800 employees in seven union locals.

Home health care workers to vote on unionization

Service Employees Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union, filed for a union election to represent 13,122 workers employed by the State of Oregon to care for the sick and disabled in their own homes.

Blumenauer speaks out against fast-track trade bill

Oregon Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer announced this week that he will oppose a fast-track trade bill that is being heavily lobbied by the Bush Administration.

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