Labor headlines from the November 21, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Steelworker protest results in 21 arrests
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' trade bid

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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