Labor headlines from the August 16, 2002, edition of the Northwest Labor Pres
Falling stock prices leave PERS
The losses have added urgency to the discussion on how to cure the ails of a retirement system that all parties acknowledge is poorly structured and frustratingly complex.
Anti-union measures won't be
on November ballot
Oregon's ballot measure line-up will not only be shorter this year, it will be a lot more friendly to working families, according to the Oregon AFL-CIO.
AFL-CIO blasts Bush threat of troops
versus longshore workers
Bush Administration talk of sending troops to operate West Coast ports, ejecting International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) workers is the first such threat in almost half a century.
ATU 757 elects Zullo to lead union
Al Zullo has been elected president/business representative of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Ron Heintzman, who recently was appointed an international representative.
Civil Service Board orders reinstatement
of school custodians
Law covering QRFs doesn't allow for 'grace period' to hire disabled workers
Labor's Own legislator: CWA's
Nearly 200,000 of Oregon's lowest-paid workers are getting $2,000 a year they might otherwise not have been paid; if you had to name the one person most responsible it would probably be State Representative Diane Rosenbaum.
AFL-CIO Summer School continues to
draw record crowds
Nearly 200 union activists from various labor organizations - including 10 people from the labour movement in British Columbia - attended the Oregon AFL-CIO Summer School Aug. 2-4 at the University of Oregon.