Labor headlines from the April 18, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

More Oregon workers die on the job than are reported
Four-hundred and seven workers died on the job in Oregon from 1991 to 1995, a good deal more than the 295 reported by the Oregon-Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) over the same time period.

AFL-CIO to memorialize those killed, injured on job

Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. Nonetheless, the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous.

So-called 'Columbia Pacific Building Trades Directory' news to real building trades council

Pitchman selling advertising for a so-called "Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council Union Medical Directory" are misrepresenting themselves, said Wally Mehrens, executive secretary of the real Portland-based construction council.

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