20, 2003 Volume
104 Number 12
fears the worst in new Chile, Singapore trade deals
The NAFTA-like agreements, up for approval by Congress, would set a precedent
for trade deals with dozens of other countries.
slaps Williams Controls for unfair acts
A campaign by a Tigard-based truck throttle manufacturer to starve out
its strikers was dealt a legal blow last month when the National Labor
Relations Board - agreeing with United Auto Workers Local 492 - found
Williams Controls, Inc. to be in repeat violation of U.S. labor law and
ordered the company to reinstate 120 workers with back pay.
CWA leads 'privacy rights'protest at Comcast
Members and allies of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7901
held a rally at the Northeast Portland office of Comcast Cable to protest
the companys handling of customers private information. Similar
rallies were held at cities nationwide.
march for fair contract
Justice for Janitors had its largest Portland mobilization yet June 13.
Escorted by police who blocked off streets as they marched, about 250
janitors and supporters marched through downtown Portland at noon. Many
blew whistles and marched to the beat of a drum corps as they passed by
office buildings some of them clean.
Iron Workers' Paddy Barry steps down as
Saying hes tired and ready to throttle back, Paddy Barry
stepped down as business manager of Portland Iron Workers Local 29 after
11 years at the helm. Barry, whose last day was June 20, was succeeded
by union representative Jeff Carlson.
CWA reaches tentative deal with Qwest
Communication Workers of America announced on June 12 a tentative agreement
with Qwest Communications International that contains no wage or benefit
increases but promises substantive improvements in working conditions,
job security, and the ability of the union to organize non-union parts
of the company.
More news articles
* Feds exhaust money to retrain displaced workers
* Oregon Senate panel backs right-to-organize bill
* Local 290 installs heart defibrillation device at union hall