Home | About

Oregon Labor Press Publishing Co. Inc.


May 16, 2003  Volume 104 Number 10

Unions 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 Retirement System.

Judge 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.
Portland votes 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.

Unions 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