3, 2005 Volume
106 Number 11
the purple T-shirts of their union, an estimated 4,000 workers represented
by Service Employees International Union Local 503 marched and rallied
outside the Salem Capitol building May 21 in support of their campaign
for a fair contract.
Insecurity: The worry-free retirement is fading
After a long slow victory over poverty in old age, the right to
a secure retirement has begun to slip away for American workers.
says unions train more minorities in construction
Construction union apprenticeship programs in Oregon recruit and
graduate more women and minorities than their open-shop counterparts,
according to a study released in May by the Labor Education and
Research Center of the University of Oregon.
OPEIU Local 11 appoints
Kathleen Kinnick has been appointed interim executive secretary-treasurer
of Office and Professional Employees Local 11 following the resignation
of Debbie Sluyter.
stung by Wu letters - for Wiederhorn and against a casino
In less than a month, third-term Democrat David Wu has taken two
very vocal positions on the opposite side of building trades unions
and the Oregon AFL-CIO. One involves a convicted felon and the other
a state compact on a proposed Indian casino.
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