Labor headlines from the February 4, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

'Unity rally' bolsters strikers at CleanPak
Striking workers are enduring great sacrifice as Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 continues a walkout at CleanPak begun July 9, 1998.

Oregon AFL-CIO files "Patients' Bill of Rights" initiative

For a patient, there's no negotiating with a health maintenance organization, but if backers of a new ballot measure succeed, Oregon may be the first state to enact a multiple-item "Patients' Bill of Rights" that would change that.

Skit protests oppression of banana workers in Guatemala

About a hundred union supporters briefly occupied a Portland Safeway supermarket Jan. 23 to call attention to terror faced by a group of unionized banana workers in Guatemala.

UFCW Local 555 wraps up grocery contracts early

Described as the best grocery contracts in memory, 9,200 grocery workers vote on new three-year contracts

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