November 17, 2006 Volume 107 Number 22

Labor celebrates election night victories
Labor enjoyed one of its most successful elections in more than a decade — in Oregon, Washington, and nationally — on Nov. 7.
Carpenters organizer faces prison, deportation
In a case that has brought immigration controversy to the heart of a local union, a Portland-area labor organizer is facing prison and deportation, stemming from the fact that he was in the United States illegally.

AFT readies long union drive among 3,000 nurses at Legacy Health Systems
A unionizing campaign has been quietly under way for about two years at Legacy Health System. Portland-headquartered Legacy has five hospitals and various other facilities in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and employs 3,000 registered nurses; none are currently represented by a union.
Cement Masons’ Del French to retire after 36 years
Del French, a general vice president of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association of the United States and Canada, will retire at the end of the year.

Think again
A regular column by Tim Nesbitt
Unions helped to turn the tide of Oregon politics
That wasn't a political sneaker wave that hit Oregon on Nov. 7 this year. It was the cresting of a new tide.

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