Labor headlines from the November 21, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Steelworker protest results in 21
- Nearly two dozen union, religious and community leaders were arrested Nov. 4 after an old-fashioned arm-in-arm sit-in protest in the lobby of Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Portland. A simultaneous action took place at the bank's San Francisco headquarters, where 32 people were arrested while attempting to call on chief executive officer Paul Hazen.
Worker solidarity derails 'fast-track'
- The power of workers' voices was loud and clear as the U.S. House of Representatives pulled back a "fast-track" trade bill that would have allowed future trade agreements to ride roughshod over labor and environmental standards.
Coalition established to safeguard
consumers from electric deregulation
- In answer to growing murmurs from Republican legislators that the nation's electric utilities should be deregulated, a diverse group of 21 organizations announced formation of a coalition to protect consumers.
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