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Labor headlines from the December 7, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Governor endorsement on AFL-CIO's docket

An expanded Oregon AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education Board will meet on Friday, Dec. 14, to act on endorsements in two of the most critical contests in next year's elections - the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Tentative deal reached at NWREL

A 19-day strike at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in Portland ended Nov. 27 with a tentative two-year collecting bargaining agreement - the first ever for about 160 professionals represented by Service Employees International Union Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

Labor Council supports city's refusal to assist feds with immigrant interviews

Delegates to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council applauded Portland Mayor Vera Katz and Police Chief Mark Kroeker for their refusal to assist federal agents in conducting interviews of Middle Eastern immigrants.

IRRA panel examines spiraling costs for health care

At a Nov. 14 conference in Portland, four speakers took a swing at how to rein in out-of-control health care costs - the number one headache in bargaining union contracts.

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