3, 2004 Volume
105 Number 23
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.]
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.
Local 48 and NECA light up football fields at Portland high schools
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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