December 3, 2004  Volume 105 Number 23

SEIU strikes Parry Center
After five months without a contract, on Nov. 29 100 workers struck Parry Center for Children over wages: Most make $9 an hour, and management wants a wage freeze.

[Left: Striking employees at the Parry Center for Children in Southeast Portland walk picket line Nov. 29.]

Portland mayor-elect Tom Potter reaches out to labor
Portland Mayor-elect Tom Potter offered an “olive branch” to organized labor Nov. 22 at the monthly delegates’ meeting of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council. Potter, a former police chief of the Rose City, defeated labor-endorsed City Commissioner Jim Francesconi for the Rose City’s top post.

IBEW Local 48 and NECA light up football fields at Portland high schools
Electricians from Electrical Workers Local 48 and the National Electrical Contractors Association donated time and resources to help install outdoor lighting for Roosevelt High School’s football field.

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