15, 2005 Volume
106 Number 14
women protest Wal-Mart sex discrimination
of union women occupied a Southeast Portland Wal-Mart July 9 to
denounce systematic mistreatment of its female employees, the subject
of a nationwide class-action lawsuit.
approves CAFTA; trade battle moves to House
four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington voted June 30 to approve
a NAFTA-style treaty the Bush Administration bargained with six
Central American and Caribbean nations. Critics say CAFTA a further
expansion of the trade policies that have led to America’s
dramatic decline. It now goes to the U.S. House of Representatives,
where it is expected to face an up-or-down vote by July 28.
names new director
A. Warner, director of the Oregon Department of Transportation,
will take over the embattled Portland Development Commission, which
is responsible for economic development for the City of Portland.
reaction to Warner was mixed.
Eri elected to replace Bill Miller at IBEW Local 125
Travis Eri was elected business manager/financial secretary of Portland-based
Electrical Workers Local 125, defeating Gary W. Clark 664 to 476
in balloting counted June 28. Both are business representatives
of the union. Eri succeeds Bill Miller, who retired.
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