Labor headlines from the March 16, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Management letter to city of Portland employees irks members of DCTU

About 60 City of Portland employees escorted their union representatives to the offices of city commissioners and the mayor Feb. 22 to deliver a letter signed by more than 500 co-workers.

Lawmakers call for stricter curbs on Mexican trucks

Flanked by representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Department, the Oregon AFL-CIO, and Teamsters Local 206 and 324, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio and Darlene Hooley called on Oregon lawmakers to find emergency funding in the state budget to help pay for more inspectors to enforce state transportation laws.

Labor alarmed about secret trade negotiations

An April meeting in Quebec will unveil a plan for NAFTA-like free trade area for the entire Western Hemisphere.

AFL-CIO presents bills to extend unemployment benefits

The state labor federation has drafted five bills seeking to expand the state's unemployment insurance system to better meet the needs of dislocated workers.

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