Labor headlines from the December 15, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Oregon AFL-CIO backs "patients' bill of rights" bill for 2001 Legislature

State fed teams up with AOI and health care purchasers coalition to draft legislative proposal.

Teachers union files lawsuit against OTU

The Oregon Education Association has filed a $2.25 million civil lawsuit against Oregon Taxpayers United and 10 John Does, alleging fraud and racketeering.

CWA's Joel Valera fired by AT&T for speaking up

Joel Valera spoke up in favor of a union at AT&T Broadband in Beaverton, and for that he was fired.

OPEU organizes NW Education Labs

In October, 130 employees signed a statement of support for the union, which also called on management to back off from a campaign to discourage unionizing.

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