Labor headlines from the May 5, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Northwest Oregon Labor Council May Primary recommendations
Endorsements of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council's Committee on Political Education

AFL-CIO steps up to fight permanent trading status for China

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) West Coast hearings on proposed ergonomic protections for workers will open in Portland, Monday, April 24, with testimony from the Oregon AFL-CIO, Washington State Labor Council, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Oregon Council 75, Service Employees International Union and Painters District Council 5.

Nike billionaire Knight irked by UofO stand on worker rights

Days after the University of Oregon joined the Workers' Rights Consortium, billionaire alumnus Phil Knight, chairman of the Nike sportswear empire, announced that he would no longer contribute to the university.

New Xerox employees join UNITE

On April 20, culminating a swift and largely conflict-free organizing campaign, about 180 workers at a Xerox Corp. color copier facility in Wilsonville joined the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE).

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