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August 15, 2003  Volume 104 Number 16
Construction workers rally lawmakers for jobs
Oregon workers and their families, frustrated by months of unemployment and angered by recent abuses of state-subsidized enterprise zone laws that allow out-of-state workers to take Oregon jobs, took their message to lawmakers at the State Capitol Aug. 5. ... MORE

Despite surprise vote by Wyden, labor loses trade votes
By a more than 2-to-1 margin, the U.S. Senate voted July 31 to approve new NAFTA-like trade agreements with Chile and Singapore.

Rosenbaum challenges Witt for secretary-treasurer
State Representative Diane Rosenbaum, a longtime member of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, will challenge incumbent Brad Witt, a member of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, for secretary-treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO.
Embattled pro-union workers lose third election at Boydstun Metal
The NLRB already tossed out two prior votes due to employer violations, and the Sheet Metal Workers say the abuses kept coming.
Portland seniors ‘blow whistle’ on Medicare privatization plan
Portland area senior citizens — led by the Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans — “blew the whistle” on a plan by Congress to privatize Medicare during a noisy downtown Portland rally Aug. 6.

Union Summer turns focus to recruiting young people
Several interns were assigned to work with Oregon unions this July in a program known as Union Summer, which gives exposure to the labor movement to students who've shown a commitment to economic justice.

Union restaurant guide
Where to go on Labor Day, and every other day, if you want the union label served with your bacon and eggs.

Portland coalition kicks off immigrant rights campaign
Union, religious and community leaders, joined by some new immigrants, kicked off the Oregon portion of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Aug. 8 with a gathering at the Southeast Portland offices of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 9.
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* Portland janitors make some noise

* Higher ed bargaining reaches impasse