Labor headlines from the February 18, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Labor group tells feds destroying
dams not the answer
- Representatives of organized labor and a variety of economic interests joined together Feb. 3 in Portland to testify against breaching key parts of the Northwest hydroelectric system.
Economist says Social Security
system not on verge of collapse
- Social Security will be there for you when you retire, proclaimed economist Dean Baker, a national authority on Social Security, to a group of union members at a breakfast sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.
Engineers, technicians strike
- More than 22,000 engineers and technicians at The Boeing Co. in Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Florida and Kansas walked off the job Feb. 9 in a dispute over guaranteed wage increases, lump-sum bonuses, protection of life and health insurance policies, outsourcing and respect at work.
Sizemore files signatures to
put 'paycheck deception' back on ballot
- Bill Sizemore, the anti-union leader of Oregon Taxpayers United, submitted 111,000 signatures with the State Elections Division on an initiative that - if passed by voters - would restrict unions from participating in the political process.
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