Labor headlines from the June 1, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Sheriff Noelle wants county prisoners to replace union janitorial workers

Prisoners guarded by armed deputies may replace union janitors and maintenance workers cleaning some Multnomah County buildings and grounds, if a proposal by Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Noelle wins favor among county commissioners.

Aramark cafeteria workers at PSU join AFSCME union

Eight years after workers at Portland State University's cafeteria lost a union to contracting out, a new group of cafeteria workers voted May 24 to unionize.

Union households in Oregon cast most ballots, study shows

Last November union families in Oregon voted at a higher percentage rate than anywhere in the country, according to a study recently released by the Oregon AFL-CIO.

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