Labor headlines from the August 3, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Workplace drug testing policies
- Union officials and others say hundreds of workers who aren't drug users are being victimized by workplace drug testing policies.
Mandatory drug testing for workers
dates back to 1980s
- The government first ordered drug testing in the military, then extended the requirement to ever-greater numbers of workers.
Electrician eyeing run for labor
- Dan Gardner, a member of Electrical Workers Local 48 and a three-term state representative from southeast Portland, is seriously considering running for Oregon labor commissioner in 2002.
State workers to vote on contract
- Nearly 300 member leaders voted unanimously July 14 to recommend rejection of the state's last and final offer and to authorize a strike.
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