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.
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.
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.
Where to go on Labor Day, and every other day, if you want the union label
served with your bacon and eggs.
coalition kicks off immigrant rights campaign
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
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ed bargaining reaches impasse