3, 2004 Volume
105 Number 17
workers spared cut in overtime pay — for now
A much-criticized change in overtime pay won’t be coming to Oregon,
says Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Dan Gardner.
[Left: Gardner and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer hear from OHSU worker Jaimie
of the Unions: a snapshot of organized labor
Labor Day, a 118-year-old union-founded holiday, acknowledges the achievements
of American workers: the eight-hour day, Social Security, the minimum
wage, employer-paid health care and pension benefits, workers compensation
and decent wages. Nearly every one of those historic achievements is under
focus of building trades convention
impact the upcoming presidential election will have on construction workers
was a major topic of discussion at the 43rd annual convention of the Oregon
State Building and Construction Trades Council Aug. 24-27.
Rosenbaum elected president of the National Labor Caucus of State Legislators
Oregon State Representative Diane Rosenbaum is the new president of the
National Labor Caucus of State Legislators. Over 450 elected officials
from all regions of the country are union members.
seeks waiver from feds to import Rx drugs from Canada
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has sent a letter to the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services requesting a federal waiver to allow Oregon
to import prescription drugs from Canada.
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