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 pact

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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