Labor headlines from the November 3, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

'Super Sunday' brings top union officials to Portland to fight 92 & 98

Hundreds of union family members joined state and national union leaders Oct. 22 in a 24-hour mobilization in Portland to rally support to defeat two state ballot measures designed to silence working families¨ voices in the political process, and to elect Al Gore as president.

Previous election invalidated; Heintzman back at helm of ATU 757

Ron Heintzman was re-elected president and business representative Oct. 24, capturing 58 percent of the 2,733 votes cast in a special election ordered by the international union.

Union-led campaign may block Oregon Steel from light-rail project

On Oct. 25, in a surprise victory for the union, the Tri-Met Board of Directors approved unanimously a resolution on ¸responsible contracting” that could prevent the company from providing steel rail on a planned Interstate light rail line expansion.

Local 11 401(k) trust sues Capital Consultants, others

Some 300 anxious members of Portland-based Office and Professional Employees Local 11 met with trustees, financial advisers and attorneys of their 401(k) retirement fund Oct. 26 to find out the status of the plan since it was taken over by the federal government.

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