Labor headlines from the December 17, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Labor rally opens America's eyes
- Over a period of a week, in the biggest-yet demonstration against corporate globalization, some 50,000 people turned out in the streets of Seattle to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization.
DeFazio, U.S. elected officials
respond to WTO
- Months before the World Trade Organization met in Seattle, growing public concern about it was having an impact on U.S. elected officials from the local level to the highest office in the land.
AT&T to close Portland office; CWA
- In response to a round of layoffs at telecommunications giant AT&T, the Communications Workers of America called for a nationwide strike vote Dec. 14.
Internet Web designers have contract
- An internet Web design and e-commerce company in Portland has signed what is believed to be the first union contract in the state.
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