Labor headlines from the June 20, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Sony workers' overtures spark organizing
- 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
- 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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