Labor headlines from the May 19, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

With help from Carpenters Union, Drywall hangers get back pay; more due
Exterior/Interior Specialists Local 2154 is helping 16 drywall hangers get wages for hundreds of board-feet of drywall they installed in March and April.

AFL-CIO signs off on package of workers' comp changes proposed by governor's panel

A labor-management group convened by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has reached agreement on changes to the workers' compensation system - the first pro-worker reforms of that system in at least 10 years, said the Oregon AFL-CIO.

ATU wins $35,631 in back pay for Laidlaw crew

A five-year battle with Canadian-based Laidlaw Transit Inc. and head-banging with the understaffed National Labor Relations Board has reached a happy conclusion for members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757.

State of Oregon temp workers vote for union

By an overwhelming margin, some 600 temporary workers employed by the State of Oregon voted May 11 to join the Oregon Public Employees Union.

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