Labor headlines from the May 2, 2003, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
UFCW airs new Wal-Mart strategy
"We have to start going to Wal-Mart, because America is already shopping there," says Mike Leonard, head of the Department of Strategic Programs of the United Food and Commercial Workers.
AFL-CIO's Nesbitt tells City Club tax reform
The crux of his talk was an appeal for support for labor's agenda in the 2003 session of the Oregon Legislature.
Ballot Measure 26-48 to aid Multnomah County
schools backed by labor
Most labor councils and unions in the Portland metropolitan area have endorsed Ballot Measure 26-48, the temporary income tax measure to restore basic necessities for schools, senior citizens and public safety.
Labor counts win for corporate accountability
The State of Oregon has heeded a unionist's plea to vote its own stock at annual meetings
Security guards seek first ILWU contract at
All that remains is the wage issue. Officers are asking for a 5 percent raise to make up for wage freezes in recent years, and say the employer's offer - a 0.4 percent increase - is an insult.
Labor criticizes budget proposals of Oregon's
Co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee and Governor Ted Kulongoski rolled out their respective budget proposals April 17-18 - and both drew swift reaction from organized labor.
More news articles
* Gardner proposes lunch breaks for farm workers
* Alcoa union and management protest Bonneville price increase
* Providence Milwaukie nurses in critical mode
* House committee approves bill to limit voting times
* Labor strikes it big for Muscular Dystrophy Association, raises $22,218
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