Labor headlines from the March 19, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Nesbitt, Witt announce slate
for top posts in AFL-CIO
- OPEU's Nesbitt will run for president of the Oregon AFL-CIO and UFCW's Witt will seek re-election as secretary-treasurer.
Restaurant association continues
assault on minimum wage
- The Oregon Restaurant Association reserved front and back steps at State Capitol for a "rally" that did not exist.
UFCW wants Rite Aid on boycott
- Rite Aid Corp. may soon be on the Oregon AFL-CIO's Do Not Patronize List.
Derfler drops "right-to-work"
bill in Senate
- Senate Majority Leader Gene Derfler, R-Salem, introduced a bill in the Legislature last week that would eliminate public employee union fair share agreements (whereby non-members make payments in lieu of dues for collective bargaining representation) and repeal a state statute relating to dues checkoff by employers.
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