Labor headlines from the April 20, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

NAFTA job retraining program out of money

Six months into the federal fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor's program of benefits for dislocated workers has run out of money.

Unions urge citizen input at Portland city budget hearings

The District Council of Trade Unions is encouraging union and community members to attend one of two public hearings scheduled by the City of Portland to listen to testimony on the mayor's proposed budget.

Labor opposes NAFTA-like plan to cover Western Hemisphere

The latest international trade agreement that ignores labor and environmental standards is the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and is being negotiated in secret right now.

Iron Workers #29's Neil Crocker gets hero's salute at labor awards banquet

Neil Crocker of Iron Workers Local 29 was recognized at last month's Labor Appreciation Night for his heroic action at a job mishap last January that seriously injured an Operating Engineer.

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