Labor headlines from the November 2, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Postal workers in terrorist's sights; two die in D.C.

A special task force of officers of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the Mailhandlers and the Rural Letter Carriers have been meeting daily with the postmaster general in efforts to work out safety procedures to protect the United States Postal Service workforce against hazardous biological and chemical materials.

Ratification of Portland, DCTU contract proposal uncertain

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 189 Executive Board is recommending that members reject a tentative contract agreement between the City of Portland and the District Council of Trade Unions.

Steelworkers' lockout at Rocky Mountain Steel enters fifth year

October marked the beginning of the fifth year of the USWA's dispute with Rocky Mountain Steel Mills, a Pueblo, Colo., subsidiary of Portland-based Oregon Steel Mills.

AFL-CIO to join business group for economic recovery summit Nov. 19

Responding to a growing sense of economic urgency, the Oregon AFL-ClO and Associated Oregon Industries have scheduled a joint "economic recovery summit" of business and labor leaders to develop creative, innovative ideas that will assist Oregon' economy.

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