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Labor headlines from the August 16, 2002, edition of the Northwest Labor Pres

Falling stock prices leave PERS under-funded
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 Diane Rosenbaum

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.