Labor headlines from the July 4, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Labor troubled by farm worker bill
Chants of "Down with SB 1205" reverberated on the Capitol steps as scores of farm workers and friends rallied against a bill that would overturn an Oregon Court of Appeals ruling upholding the right of farm workers to discuss wages and working conditions with employers without threat of being fired.

Labor council, Saturn announce partnership to raise funds for needy

The Northwest Oregon Labor Council and Saturn/United Auto Workers (UAW) are teaming up to help raise money for Labor's Community Service Agency's Emergency Relief Fund.

SEIU Local 49 prepares to strike Kaiser facilities

At press time July 1, members of Service Employees Local 49 employed at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities from Longview to Salem were preparing to walk off the job July 7-8.

Rep. Elizabeth Furse says three terms are enough

U.S. Representative Elizabeth Furse announced June 16 that she will not seek re-election in Oregon's First Congressional District.

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