November 19, 2004  Volume 105 Number 22

Koch retires as secretary-treasurer of Bakers Local 114
Laurel Koch, the first female business agent and secretary-treasurer of Portland-based Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 114, retired Nov. 10 after 35 years with that union.

President Bush to nation: Get ready for privatized Social Security
“We will start on Social Security now,” announced President George W. Bush Nov. 4. A day after Democrat John Kerry conceded defeat, Bush outlined plans for his second term. Social Security privatization is priority number one.
AFL-CIO fared well with endorsed candidates in Oregon
Labor leaders are extremely dismayed by the loss of Democratic nominee John Kerry for president. George W. Bush received 51 percent of the popular vote, winning 30 states and 286 electoral votes, for re-election. But labor found solace in the fact that Oregon delivered the state’s seven electoral votes to Kerry, who captured 51.5 percent of the vote.

UA Local 290's Endicott appointed to SAIF board
John Endicott, business manager of Plumbers and Fitters Local 290, has been appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski to the SAIF board of directors. SAIF is the state-owned workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

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