Labor headlines from the May 18, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Northwest aluminum workers protest BPA's death-knell

Smelter workers worry that their industry may not recover from a wave of closures brought on by soaring electricity prices.

Court upholds injured worker's rights

Organized labor's reaction was generally favorable to an Oregon Supreme Court ruling May 10 that gives injured workers the right in some cases to seek damages in court when workers' compensation insurance benefits are denied.

Portland wage subsidy at PGE Park rankles DCTU

It's right that workers at Portland's newly-renovated baseball stadium, PGE Park, should earn a living wage, say union leaders at the City of Portland, but the money should have come from the city's stadium business partner Portland Family Entertainment (PFE), not the city treasury.

Gillespie succeeds Devlaeminck as president of AFSCME Council 75

Gary Gillespie was elected president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Oregon Council 75 during the group¨s biennial convention at the Eugene Hilton Conference Center May 4-6.


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