Labor headlines from the February 7, 2003, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Ex-Gov. Goldschmidt lobbies against airline workers
Former Oregon Democratic Governor Neil Goldschmidt has been hired to co-chair a national industry coalition formed to lobby legislation that would weaken the collective bargaining rights of airline workers.

Providence Milwaukie nurses fight for first contract, agency shop

More than a year after voting 3-to-1 to join the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFL-CIO, 110 registered nurses at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Clackamas County are still without a first union contract.

Rally buoys United Auto Workers' strikers at Williams Controls

For striking workers at Williams Controls, a Jan. 15 rally in front of the downtown Portland federal building was a chance to move their strike from the Tigard picketline to a more public location.

AFL-CIO sees success in better-crafted tax plan

A day following the defeat of Ballot Measure 28 - the temporary income tax increase - Oregon AFL-CIO President Tim Nesbitt sat before the Senate Revenue Committee testifying that success could come with a better-crafted tax measure.

Salem rally cries for 'education funding'

The Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) and Oregon Education Association organized a rally on the Capitol steps Jan. 20 that attracted more than 5,000 people, who urged lawmakers to find long-term solutions for funding education.

More news articles

* ILWU ratifies new six-year contract
* Workers protest Kulongoski plan to cut health benefits
* UFCW Local 555 joins Lebanon group fighting Wal-Mart
* Labor endorses Marc Abrams for school post
* Portland city employees elect Hester president of AFSCME Local 189

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