Labor headlines from the April 6, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Carpenters Union pulls out of AFL-CIO

The 500,000-member United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners announced March 29 that it was disaffiliating with the national AFL-CIO because of differences in the direction of the labor movement.

Labor unites on plan for BPA power

The Oregon AFL-CIO and Washington State Labor Council have joined with the United Steelworkers of America to support a plant for continuing Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) power sales to aluminum companies, while committing those companies to develop alternative power sources and achieve energy self-sufficiency in five years.

ATU Local 757 sues Laidlaw for violation of Corvallis wage law

The union seeks $250,000 in damages, among other reimbursements.

Portland School District custodians get the axe mid-year

Local 140 files grievance after pink slips go out to 20 full-time and 64 part-time custodians.

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