Labor headlines from the June 20, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Sony workers' overtures spark organizing drive
An organizing drive by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 is moving forward at the Japanese-owned Sony Corporation plant in Springfield, Oregon.

Oregon Senate and House at odds over key labor, budget issues

The 1997 Republican-controlled legislative session has shifted into high gear in a mad rush toward adjournment. Hundreds of issues that have not been resolved must be acted on in the next few weeks -- or they will likely be dead for the session, said the Oregon AFL-CIO.

Pastors arrested with farmworker organizers

Presbyterian and Lutheran ministers, union organizers and observers were arrested by Marion County sheriff's deputies as they reached out to Hispanic workers in Oregon's strawberry fields.

Harry Wu reveals Kmart buying from Chinese Army

Harry Wu, the Chinese human rights activist, revealed that the Kmart Corporation is still buying products for sale in its stores in the United States from a company owned by China's People's Liberation Army.

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