6, 2005 Volume
106 Number 9
test out Congress positions on CAFTA
The Central American Free Trade Agreement may be closer to a vote
after coming up for discussion in congressional hearings last month.
Union sugar workers from Nyssa Oregon protest job losses prior to
a forum with Oregon lawmakers.]
Security privatization battle intensifies nationwide
The end of April marked the close of President George W. Bush’s
“60 stops in 60 days” tour. Bush and officials from
his Administration spent two months traveling the country to talk
about their plans for Social Security. Polls suggested the country
was unpersuaded. Over the course of the 60 days, support for the
president’s private accounts proposal fell.
workers protest health care cost shifting
At more than 50 locations around Oregon, state workers picketed
on their lunch hour April 13 to support a set of bills in the Legislature
that would rein in health care costs.
Show features American-made goods and services
More than 200,000 visitors saw how “Good Jobs Build Strong
Communities,” courtesy of the annual AFL-CIO Union Industries
Show at the Oregon Convention Center April 29-May 2.
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