Labor headlines from the July 5, 2002, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Port strike looms along Pacific Coast
Thousands of people rallied June 27 to back members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, whose contract with port operators, covering 10,500 workers, expired July 1.
Seniors buy drugs, save money on
cross-border 'Rx Express'
Bus trips from United States cities to Canada - where prescription drugs are substantially cheaper than in the U.S. - were undertaken to dramatize the exploding cost older Americans must pay for prescription drugs and the need for a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Portland School Board closer to contracting
custodial jobs; Habilitation Center headed for labor's boycott list
Like a train wreck in slow motion, the Portland School Board moved closer toward ending employment for several hundred union custodians with a June 24 vote to approve its 2002-2003 budget.
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ATU international appoints Heintzman as a vice president
Laborers Local 483 elects new officers
Leonard gets NOLC support in City Council race
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