August 20, 2004  Volume 105 Number 16

Laid-off Oregonians ask ‘where are the jobs?’
Two days before a campaign stop by President Bush, laid-off workers asked what he's doing to bring back jobs.

[Left: Laid-off workers Tim Flanagan (at podium) and Kelly Cooper (left) joined in a Portland press conference with the Oregon AFL-CIO.]

AFL-CIO opposes three November ballot measures: Medical malpractice, SAIF elimination and ‘takings’
In a political battle pitting doctors against lawyers, the Oregon AFL-CIO has sided with attorneys in opposing Ballot Measure 35 — an amendment to the State Constitution pushed by the medical industry that would cap medical malpractice jury awards at $500,000.

Prescription drug prices send seniors to Canada
In search of reasonably-priced pharmaceuticals, next Tuesday a train-car full of West Coast seniors will leave the United States. The train departs Los Angeles Aug. 23 and arrives in Vancouver, British Columbia, the next day, after stops in Portland and Seattle.
50,000 greet Kerry at PDX’s Waterfront Park
Several hundred union members were among a throng of 50,000 people at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland Aug. 13 to hear Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.

More news articles
* Qwest gets public money to keep call center open

* Nite Hawk Restaurant lands on labor's boycott list
* Local 11 to picket DeLon Auto in Salem Sept. 3


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