wants SAIF to revert back to state agency
SAIF, Oregons largest seller of workers compensation insurance,
is a self-supporting, not-for-profit, publicly-owned insurance company
that is not supported by tax dollars. The Oregon AFL-CIO with backing
from Labor Commissioner Dan Gardner will support an initiative
petition to convert SAIF back into a bona fide state agency.
say NAFTA's 10-year record validates dire predictions
On Jan. 1, NAFTA the North American Free Trade Agreement will
turn 10. Critics say NAFTA, a treaty that was sold to U.S. audiences as
a job booster, has done exactly what they said it would led to
job losses in the United States.
Petroff re-elected to top labor council spots
In the only contested race, Lynn Lehrbach of Teamsters Joint Council No.
37 defeated David Raahahn of Oregon Council 75 of the American Federation
of State, County and Municipal Employees for second vice president.
Katz agrees to meet with MACG on affordable housing and living wage
After years of refusals, Portland Mayor Vera Katz agreed to meet with
the membership of the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good to respond
to the groups call for increased affordable housing constructed
by workers paid a living wage.
* Governor names Nesbitt to state education panel
County Labor Council ceases operation
asks unions that contribute to Kerr Center to stress union ties