16, 2003 Volume
104 Number 10
prepare lawsuit against PERS reform bill
Despite a huge outcry and the threat of a lawsuit by organized labor,
the Oregon Senate passed a bill May 8 that rolls back the Public Employees
shuts down Sizemore operation
On April 30, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jerome LaBarre signed
an injunction order that dissolved the "educational foundation"
of anti-union political operator Bill Sizemore and hobbled his ability
to create a new ballot measure machine.
to enforce and track wage laws
The Portland City Council voted unanimously May 7 for an ordinance aimed
at upholding prevailing wage laws on all public works projects the city
is involved with.
Transit Union Local
757 reaches accord with ambulance service AMR
Less than a week after workers at American Medical Response's Portland
area unit voted to authorize a strike, they had a deal with management.
SEIU Local 49 loses
Lebanon Hospital vote
After an intense campaign by management to fight the union campaign among
the hospital's lowest-paid workers, 76 workers at Samaritan's Lebanon
Community Hospital voted for the union, and 98 against.
No end in sight
for UAW strikers at Williams Controls in Tigard
As their strike rolls into its ninth month, United Auto Workers Local
483 has adopted a "wait and see" approach.
Reports on May
Day events in Portland, Bend, and Wauna
The Carpenters Union helps organize Portland's May Day march; in Bend,
union members held their first May Day celebration in decades; and in
Clatsop County, building trades unions rallied outside a Georgia-Pacific
mill being built non-union.
Union baker a
finalist in national cake decorating contest
Union baker and cake decorator Kim Deskin has reached near-celebrity status
in Hood River.
play big role at annual Women in Trades Fair
More than 1,000 women, girls and craftsworkers attended the 11th annual
Women In Trades Fair May 3 in Tualatin to learn more about opportunities
in high-paying jobs in the construction, building, mechanical, technical
and utility trades.
More news articles
* Portland Justice for Janitors campaign heats up
* Carpenters' Hackett endorsed for Corvallis School Board seat
* Oregon House approves funding for baseball stadium in Portland