17, 2004 Volume
105 Number 18
and the Democrats
Unions back mostly Democrats, but some members lean Republican.
Union members made up a sizable contingent at the 2004 Democratic National
Convention in Boston. (Photo by Bing Wong of the American Federation of
crowd turns up at Labor Day picnic
One of the largest gatherings in the country took place at Oaks Park in
Southeast Portland, where more than 18,000 union members, their families
and friends gathered for a day of hot dogs, hamburgers, carnival rides
care: expect to pay more
have to pay more out of their own pockets for health care, and unions
will have to come to terms with that notion, because they’re facing
so much pressure in bargaining with employers, many of whom are reaching
the tipping point in their willingness to pay for health care.
* Union locals, labor commissioner oppose Measure 36
* WSLC votes
to support Threemile dairy workers
auto dealer targeted
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