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November 7, 2003  Volume 104 Number 21
Portland grocery, meat contracts ratified
Grocery workers, meatcutters and central checkout clerks at Portland-area supermarkets represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 ratified a new ... MORE

AFSCME Local 189 says ‚Go Fishç in Portland City Council race
The City of Portland's largest union has endorsed Nick Fish for Portland City Council. Fish, 45, is running for the non-partisan council seat that Jim Francesconi will vacate next year in order to run for mayor.

Len Phillips settles in at Sheet Metal Workers 16
Len Phillips, the new business manager and financial secretary of Portland-based Sheet Metal Workers Local 16, succeeds Bob Ronspiess, who resigned last April.

Curbs on liberties opposed by Portland City Council, labor
The fight against terrorism must not be waged at the expense of essential rights and liberties. So said Portland City Council in a unanimous resolution Oct. 29, passed with the support of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council and the Oregon AFL-CIO.

Colombian unionist risks life to aid workers in his country
Labor organizers who think it’s tough to unionize in the United States should hear Juan Carlos Galvis. Galvis is a worker at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, and vice president of SINALTRAINAL, a 5,000-member union of food and beverage workers. Like hundreds of other trade unionists in Colombia, he has death threats and armed attackers to contend with.

CWA reaches tentative contract at Dex Media
Communications Workers of America reached a tentative agreement covering 1,500 workers at Dex Media Inc., that provides for wage increases, improves job security and maintains fully-paid health care premiums.

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