2, 2004 Volume
105 Number 13
Head Start fights union
In a June 2 election, workers at Early Head Start Family Center of Portland
defied months of management anti-union campaigning by voting more than
2-to-1 to unionize.
[Left: Early Head Start workers celebrate their union victory June 2.]
to strike at Freightliner
Nearly 1,100 workers at Portland’s largest manufacturer, Freightliner,
were preparing to strike July 1 after strongly rejecting the truck maker’s
mediated contract offer June 25.
overturns FCC plan to deregulate mass media
is issued June 24 — the same day two Federal Communications commissioners
are in Portland for a town hall meeting to discuss consolidation.
Consultants salesman found guilty of illegal gratuities
A top salesman for defunct Capital Consultants Inc. (CCI) was found guilty
June 16 on 26 felony counts of giving gratuities to pension fund trustees,
wire fraud and obstruction of justice. Two union pension trustees on trial
in the same court were found not guilty of accepting gratuities.
Local 48 elects Mitchell as business manager
Barry Mitchell defeated incumbent Grant Zadow of Portland-based Electrical
Workers Local 48 for the post of business manager/financial secretary.
leaders ask Bush to expedite Columbia River funds
Leaders from 33 Oregon, Washington and Idaho labor unions and organizations
released a letter to President George Bush June 16 urging him to take
immediate action to ensure that Congress can appropriate $15 million this
year to get the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project under way.
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