16, 2004 Volume
105 Number 14
of Vancouver convention center protest grows louder
Building trades unions turned up the volume on a dispute they have with
City Hall and the Vancouver Downtown Redevelopment Authority over the
awarding of a contract on a new taxpayer-financed convention center and
hotel. The contract was awarded to an out-of-state general contractor
that reneged on its promise to sign a project labor agreement and build
with an all-union labor force.
[Left: More than 100 people rallied at the Vancouver Convention Center
and Hotel project at West Sixth and Columbia Streets, then marched to
employees ratify contract
Feeling angry and betrayed by management, many union workers at Portland
heavy truck manufacturer Freightliner voted reluctantly July 6 to accept
a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.
insurance falling away, even for working people
three-quarters of Americans who lack health insurance are members of working
families, according to a new report from Families USA, a non-profit health
care advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Increasingly, the report
suggests, members of the middle class find themselves uninsured.
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