Labor headlines from the March 17, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
AFL-CIO weighs in on primary election
- The Oregon AFL-CIO issued its political endorsements for the May 2000 primary election following a meeting March 9 of its Committee on Political Education.
AFL-CIO survey says pay equity top
concern of women
- Though there has been some progress in the last three decades, pay inequality has not been eliminated, and according to survey results released March 9 by the national AFL-CIO, the issue tops the list of concerns of America's working women.
Unionists sit-in at Washington
- As the Washington State Legislature went into special session March 13, state employees, striking Steelworkers and their allies began the third day of a spontaneous sit-in at the Capitol Building in support of two bills being kept from a vote even though they have majority support.
Corvallis hospital housekeepers
represented by OE Local 701 intensify crusade for first contract
- The bargaining unit - comprised primarily of women - rallied with allies in front of the hospital March 16 prior to the start of a scheduled bargaining session.
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