companies bilk U.S. consumers, author says
Health care reporter Katharine Greider, who spent a year investigating
the pharmaceutical industry at the request of the national AFL-CIO, told
the Oregon chapter of the union-affiliated Alliance for Retired Americans
that drug companies won't be able to buy public good will as long as drug
prices are maiming the pocketbooks of growing numbers of Americans.
State workers reach 11th-hour deal
Negotiators from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and
Oregons largest state workers union reached a tentative agreement
early in the morning Sunday, June 29 on a new two-year contract covering
17,300 state workers.
Workers at John Days Blue Mountain
Hospital push to join AFSCME
Its the first union organizing drive in some time to come to John
Day, an Eastern Oregon town of 1,800 inhabitants located 120 miles south
ILWU reaches accord for MERC security staff
Pressure from labor and its allies has helped the International Longshore
and Warehouse Union Local 28 secure a first contract with the Metropolitan
Exposition-Recreation Commission on behalf of 39 security guards who oversee
the Oregon Convention Center and other Metro-operated venues.
walk out in Western and Central Washington
Construction work came to a screeching halt in Western and Central Washington
June 25 when some 8,000 members of the Carpenters Union went on strike.
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