16, 2004 Volume
105 Number 8
189 hosts political reception
union members from the City of Portland turned out for a political reception
March 30 at the Madeleine School in Northeast Portland. The event featured
City Commissioners Randy Leonard (left greeting a member), Jim Francesconi,
and City Council candidate Nick Fish. All three candidates have been endorsed
by AFSCME Local 189 and other city workers unions that make up the District
Council of Trade Unions.
defends worker felled by insect spray
High up in a guard tower at a remote Eastern Oregon prison, corrections
officer Cliff Watts complained about wasps ... and ended up spending the
next several hours basting in the pesticide phenothrin.
of Oregon outsourcing jobs to India
Ted Kulongoski reportedly was shocked to learn earlier this month that
Oregon’s Department of Human Services uses a contractor that pays
call centers in India to respond to questions from food stamp recipients.
Investment Council takes pro-worker stance
The Oregon Investment Council, which manages $44 billion in public employee
retirement funds, voted March 31 to use tougher standards for corporate
responsibility when exercising its voting rights as a corporate shareholder.
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