Labor headlines from the July 20, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
AFL-CIO joins diverse group to fight
unfair trade bill
- The campaign against the Free Trade Area of the Americas got a quick boost when Oregon Congresswoman Darlene Hooley announced her opposition to a fast-track bill introduced by Representative Phil Crane, R-Illinois.
Unions fare okay as 71st legislative
session ends July 6
- For the most part, the "strike-lengthened" 71st legislative assembly received a passing grade from union officials on issues affecting workers.
Workers at Freightliner ratify new
- Union workers at Freightliner Corp. in Portland ratified a new three-year contract that provides for wage and pension increases, fully-paid health insurance benefits, signing bonuses and more.
Work stoppage looms for largest
unit of Oregon public employees
- Nearly 300 member leaders voted unanimously July 14 to recommend rejection of the state's last and final offer and to authorize a strike.
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