Labor headlines from the February 21, 2003, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Labor takes tax fairness campaign to legislators
A united front of labor and community organizations is targeting corporate tax breaks this legislative session.

Portland city agency rebuffs coalition's call to use 'responsible contractors'

Building trades union leaders, church activists and low-income housing advocates felt they had nothing to show for six months of meetings with officials of the Portland Development Commission when that agency's board voted Jan. 8 to pass their proposal to another public body.

Sizemore still dodging jury's verdict, union attorney says

Union foe Bill Sizemore was called to the witness stand Feb. 3 as part of the sentencing portion of a lawsuit by two teachers' unions.

Union family of murder victim recall her activist life

18-year-old murder victim Cassondra Brown, daughter of AFSCME-member Michael Brown, related to trade unionism more than a typical "union kid."

Employees give input in design of new unit at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center

Unionized hospital staff at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center had a role in designing a new $4 million unit that provides better patient care while offering safer working conditions and lower maintenance costs.

ANALYSIS: Why is the impending war a union issue?

UO Labor scholar Gordon Lafer looks at why a growing number of labor organizations have come out in opposition to the planned invasion of Iraq.

More news articles

* Eastern Oregon U. faculty votes for AFT-Oregon local
* Valentine's Day solidarity for nurses
* Kulongoski names former OEA president Sager a top adviser
* Portlander named world's best floor coverer

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