17, 2005 Volume
106 Number 12
More than 230 people rode June 11 in the “Unions for Kids”
Motorcycle Poker run starting at IBEW Local 48 in Northeast Portland.
Proceeds benefit Doernbecher Childrens Hospital. Left is Glenn Vance
of Plumbers Local 290 and daughter Joleen.
Consultants collapse detailed at Congressional hearing
is considering legislation to change the rules governing employer-provided
pensions, and on June 9, a U.S. Senate committee took testimony
on pension fraud involving Portland-based Capital Consultants.
fly at labor breakfast with Congressman David Wu
Oregon First District Congressman David Wu walked into a hornet’s
nest when he attended a June 1 breakfast with Portland-area labor
leaders. The discussion kept coming back to Wu's opposition to a
bid by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to build a casino
in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
Health care reform
shot down in Salem
On the issue of health care, the times may call for bold ideas,
but nothing bold will be coming out of a divided Oregon legislature
* Teamsters settle strike at Tillamook cheese factory
Senate passes "right to form unions" bill
at KOIN-TV vote for CWA
Care nursing homes stay non-union
Pieti named to state forestry panel
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