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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