Labor headlines from the February 2, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Energy crisis prompts deregulation
- As each day the public hears more about the unfolding energy crisis caused by California's energy deregulation law, sentiment is growing to jettison or at least delay the beginning of deregulation in Oregon.
Sizemore group files more initiatives
- Bill Sizemore's anti-union Oregon Taxpayers United (OTU) has returned with more "paycheck deception" initiatives intent on silencing labor's voice in the political arena by banning the way many unions collect dues.
Union workers bend ears of Wyden,
Blumenauer on energy crisis concern
- At a meeting with Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer Atofina chemical workers appeal for help in averting a job-killing energy crunch that's set to take effect in October.
Tri-Met won't buy Rocky Mountain
steel for light rail
- The Tri-Met board of directors on Jan. 24 awarded a contract for supplying rail on its new Interstate light rail to Pennsylvania Steel Technologies, rejecting a lower bid from Rocky Mountain Steel Mills of Pueblo, Colo.
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