rocked hard by economic tremors
Even if theyre still employed, most workers have felt the tremors
by now; the United States is experiencing an economic earthquake. Thats
the message of a report from the national AFL-CIO, which developed an
Economic Richter Scale to portray the magnitude of the shock.
seniors demand right to import cheaper Canadian drugs
More than four dozen seniors turned up in a Tigard parking lot Nov. 8
to make a point: If the U.S. government wont make prescription drugs
affordable, at the very least it ought to get out of the way and let people
re-import American-made drugs from Canada.
Milwaukie nurses win hard-fought first contract
It took two years, but a group of 115 nurses at Providence Milwaukie Hospital
finally got their first contract approved 75-1 in a Nov. 14 vote.
The nurses joined Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
in December 2001.
rights violations widespread in the United States
Tens of thousands of workers are fired every year in the United States
for supporting a union. In its first comprehensive study of workers
rights in the United States, the international human rights organization
Human Rights Watch found widespread labor rights violations across
regions, industries, and employment status.