4, 2004 Volume
105 Number 11
label rare at Starbucks
15 sites in Oregon and Southwest Washington, Starbucks coffee is brewed
and served by union workers.
[Left: UFCW Local 555 members Sarah and Dawn serve Starbucks coffee at
the Lake Oswego Safeway store.]
to introduce Medicare prescription drug reform
During a visit to his district May 25, Oregon Congressman David Wu said
he plans to introduce a bill to reform the Medicare Prescription Drug
and Modernization Act, which he supported when it passed last November.
County wants union firm to finish gas pipeline
learned an expensive lesson when a non-union contractor botched a pipeline
candidates do well in May primary
In statewide races, labor’s candidates won their contested primaries
disconnects 110 CWA members in Portland
On May 20, Qwest Communications managers called 110 union workers at the
company’s “Small Business Care Center” to an assembly
in the long-closed cafeteria of their downtown Portland office building.
There, Qwest vice president Jeffrey Clark gave them the news: Their jobs
are to be eliminated in August, their work to be transferred to Denver,
Colo., St. Paul, Minn., and Phoenix, Ariz.
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