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December 5, 2003  Volume 104 Number 23
Union movement condemns Miami police conduct
At left, Seattle-area Longshore Union leaders pose in front of riot police at an AFL-CIO-organized protest in Miami at a Nov. 19-21 free trade summit. ... MORE

SEIU wins wave of union elections at nursing homes
Union elections came to 11 Oregon nursing homes Nov. 17-21, and at 10 of them, workers voted to unionize. That’s 500 new union members, and this is just the first wave.

IBEW 125 reacts to Enron’s proposed sale of PGE
Workers at Portland General Electric have been wondering what would become of their employer since PGE owner Enron declared bankruptcy. On Nov. 18, they found out, along with everyone else: Enron announced it had agreed to sell PGE to a Texas private investment firm, joined by a trio of Northwest deal brokers.

AFL-CIO revs up ‘Right to Organize’ campaign
Activists around the country are getting ready to commemorate International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

CNF Services office workers decertify from Local 11
Employees at CNF Services Company voted 132-106 to decertify from Office and Professional Employees Local 11. It was the second union election conducted there within two months.

OHSU ‘contracts in’ AFSCME patients billing unit
About 75 employees at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will be keeping their jobs after a “contracting in” proposal from their union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 328 — was accepted by university management.

Changes in Medicare prescription drug bill tough to swallow
About 75 employees at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will be keeping their jobs after a “contracting in” proposal from their union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 328 — was accepted by university management.

Oregon AFL-CIO considers plan to protect workers from overtime scheme
The Oregon AFL-CIO filed a draft ballot initiative with the secretary of state late last month that would require a vote of the people before the Legislature could enact any reductions of overtime pay protections for Oregon workers.

Leonard to seek re-election; uncertain on whom to support for mayor
Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a group of union officials meeting for breakfast Nov. 20 that he will seek re-election next year for a full four-year term on the City Council. Leonard, a former president and retired member of Portland Fire Fighters Local 43, was elected in 2002 to fill the unexpired term of Charlie Hales on the Portland City Council.

Radio stations’ new owners not fans of unions
Managers at Portland's KWJJ-FM, KOTK-AM, and KBPS seem to think a change in ownership can help them toss out the union that represents their workers.

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* One-day strike at Powell’s Books
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