4, 2005 Volume
106 Number 5
lawmakers see problems with Social Security privatization plan
Members of Congress who spent Feb. 21-25 back home meeting with
constituents heard an earful about President Bush’s plans
to privatize Social Security. Most Democrats held forums specifically
on the subject of Social Security, while Republicans, like Eastern
Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, tended to sidestep the issue.
Oregon Legislature tackles
skyrocketing health care costs
A billboard in Salem greets lawmakers with a challenge: “Health
care profits and insurance premiums are soaring. We’re ALL
paying the price. Legislators, what are you going to do about it?”
workers celebrate Goldschmidt firing
Portland Public Schools human resource chief Steve Goldschmidt was
ousted by PPS Superintendent Vicki Phillips Feb. 9, after years
of contentious relationships with unions.
More news articles
* Oregon bill would require union recognition through ‘Card
* Portland City Council to consider card-check law
* AFSCME 88 elects new president
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