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