Labor headlines from the November 7, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

November designated Labor History Month in Oregon
November is Labor History Month in Oregon and the Portland-based Northwest Oregon Labor Council (NOLC) is planning or participating in a series of events.

Northwest Labor Press captures first-place award

Using news and information as an organizing tool -- and training organizers and unionists to be better communicators -- were main themes of the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) convention in Pittsburgh, Penn.

AFL-CIO lands $100k FMCS grant

The Oregon AFL-CIO has received a $100,000 grant from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to form a statewide labor-management committee.

IAM inks pact at high-tech Siemens Solar

Employees at Siemens Solar Industries -- new members of Machinists Lodge 1374 -- ratified a first-ever collective bargaining agreement, announced Business Representative Don Wheeler.

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