protest G-Ps out-of-state workers
Over 100 union members took to a freeway overpass in Wauna, Oregon, July
3 to protest the use of non-union construction workers from outside Oregon
at a taxpayer-subsidized Georgia-Pacific paper mill expansion project.
Home for the holiday, congressmen
hear from unionists
At breakfast meetings the week of July 4, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer
and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden heard from local union leaders about trade
agreements, privatization, and the Bush administration.
8,000 Carpenters end strike
in Western Washington
Carpenters walked off the job June 25 after the contractors association
refused to adequately fund health insurance for workers and retirees.
After nearly two weeks of project delays and shutdowns, the sides returned
to the table to hammer out a tentative deal prior to the Fourth of July
Providence Milwaukie nurses
Nurses at Providence Milwaukie Hospital conducted a 24-hour strike July
11 to protest frequent staff cuts in the medical surgical unit.
nearly ready to file PERS lawsuits
Union attorneys representing the PERS Coalition are finalizing legal challenges
to House Bills 2003 and 2004, passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed
into law two months ago. Greg Hartman, lead attorney for the PERS Coalition,
said there will be six separate suits filed.
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* NLRB tells
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* New ombudsman named to assist injured workers
boss De Luca named chair of national advisory council
* PCUNs Ramirez finalist for Ford award
* Oregon AFL-CIO announces scholarship winners