Labor headlines from the March 21, 2003, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Number of uninsured grows in Oregon, U.S.
Labor leaders and representatives of Portland-area business came together March 14 to discuss the rising number of Oregonians without health insurance and the impact it's having on society.

Former congressman builds labor-environmentalist bridges

Focusing on points of unity - like trade policy and corporate villainy - Jim Jontz has spent a decade building alliances that once seemed unlikely.

Pro-union worker fired by bank, hired by union

Like thousands of other workers fired in union organizing campaigns, Blake Schneider says he had a perfect record at Wells Fargo until the day he was sacked.

Unions join rally for peace

The newly-formed group Portland Labor for Peace and Justice was one of 91 co-sponsors of a massive March 15 rally for peace in the Middle East at Portland's Waterfront Park.

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