Leonard unite to protect whistleblower
Someone working in the City of Portland Bureau of Licenses saw something wrong
in the bureau: Most Portland businesses were paying the citys business
income tax on time, but for those businesses that did not, managers in the bureau
were routinely waiving the penalty.
interviews political hopefuls
The Northwest Oregon Labor Council Executive Board has made several endorsement recommendations for the May 18 primary election. On March 8, the Executive Board interviewed nearly a dozen candidates ranging from hopefuls for state representative to county sheriff. At the interviews candidates also returned a questionnaire compiled and distributed by the Oregon
carpenter heads to El Salvador to fight NAFTA II
Approval of the five-nation Central American Free Trade Agreement is in
doubt in El Salvador, where its fate awaits the result of March 21 presidential
elections. With support from a handful of local unions, Jason Sheckler,
31, left for El Salvador on March 13. There, hes training to be
an accredited election observer, and will work to assure the Salvadoran
election isnt stolen by fraud.
Local 5 reaches tentative deal with Powell's Books
Five months after their first union contract expired, union and management
negotiators at Powells Books reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year
deal. If approved by the members, the contract will cover 400-plus Portland
and Beaverton bookstore employees, who belong to International Longshore and
Warehouse Union Local 5.
AFL-CIO won't pursue initiatives in November
The Oregon AFL-CIO Executive Board voted Feb. 26 not to move forward
with a state initiative to provide health care for all Oregon children. The
decision came after board members affirmed the presidential and congressional
contests in Oregon as labors top priority for the November 2004 elections.
* CWA loses Comcast in Beaverton
rats protest 3-Kings Co.
rally for health care reform