Labor headlines from the March 2, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Oregon AFL-CIO jobs panel wants electrical dereg statute delayed

After a heated hour-long discussion with Public Utility Commission Chairman Ron Eachus, an AFL-CIO committee recommended unanimously that the state labor federation call for Oregon's electricity deregulation law to be put on hold.

Kaiser Aluminum expected to pull the plug soon on Northwest

Kaiser is showing every indication that it intends to pull the plug on its Northwest operations as of October.

Local 701 event custodians win first contract with MERC

Custodians who take care of the Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Keller (formerly Portland Civic) Auditorium and the Portland Center for the Performing Arts have ratified their first union contract as members of Operating Engineer Local 701.

Petroff elected head of IAM District Lodge 24

Bob Petroff defeated incumbent Dave Plant in a delegates' vote Saturday, Feb. 17.

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