15, 2005 Volume
106 Number 8
outs Charles Schwab support for privatization
If stock brokerages are supporting the campaign to privatize Social
Security, the AFL-CIO wants their customers to know about it.
In demonstrations in 70 cities, including Portland, left, the Charles
Schwab Corporation was targeted March 31 for its backing of pro-privatization
remember workers killed on job
Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in
significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of
workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths remains enormous. Each
year more than 60,000 workers die from job injuries and illnesses
and another 6 million are injured. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember
these workers on April 28 — Workers Memorial Day.
Locks casino complex will be union-built
The compact between the state and the tribe contains workers’
rights provisions that will allow for the more than 1,000 employees
to join a union by voluntary "card-check recognition."
Union says overdue
break contributed to fatal bus accident
TriMet bus operator Diane Boothe may have been in a hurry to take
a restroom break when she was crushed to death by her bus on Nov.
Building trades asks
Canadian developer to ‘Hire Oregon First’
Nearly 150 construction workers and their allies marched through
the streets of downtown Portland April 1 demanding that a Canadian
developer “Hire Oregon First.”
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