Labor headlines from the July 7, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Oregon AFL-CIO plans for politics, organizing

The Oregon AFL-CIO laid out an ambitious political agenda for the November general election at its Committee on Political Education convention in Albany June 19-20.

Portland Workers' Rights Board hears Powell's Bookstore case

Thirteen months after the idea was planted in Portland, a Workers' Rights Board went public June 13 with a hearing at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in northeast Portland.

Public defense lawyers conduct one-day strike

On June 27, a group of lawyers bearing picket signs marched around the Multnomah County Courthouse at SW Fourth and Main to demand a 30 percent pay increase in a one-day "unfair labor practice" strike called by the employees of Metropolitan Public Defender Services.

Actors picket Portland ad agencies

Union actors in Portland are waging a picketing campaign against ad agencies that refuse to break ranks with the struck American Association of Advertising Agencies.

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