December 17, 2004  Volume 105 Number 24

Politicians call on Parry Center management to end strike
A strike at Portland’s Parry Center for Children reached the two-week mark Dec. 13 without any sign of a management change in heart.

[Left: Strikers and supporters rally at evening rush hour Dec. 10, Human Rights Day, to declare that workers' rights are human rights.]

The Oregonian asks staffers to scab at paper in Ohio
Reporters at the non-union Oregonian newspaper are being offered double salaries to help their parent company, the Newhouse-owned Advance Publications, Inc., in an effort to break a strike at the Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown, Ohio.

Cancer claims Cliff Gutwig, 73
Gutwig served as apprenticeship coordinator for the Oregon-SW Washington Painters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for 12 years, and as a business representative of Local 10 for 5 1/2 years.
Oregon AFL-CIO hires first full-time organizer, names research director
The Oregon AFL-CIO has named Patty Wentz its new Research and Education director and hired Matt Swanson as its first full-time organizer.

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