Labor headlines from the October 17, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Service Employees ratify contract, end 33-day Kaiser strike
A 33-day strike at Kaiser Permanente health care facilities in Oregon and southwest Washington ended Oct. 6 after members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 49 overwhelmingly ratified a union-endorsed two-year agreement.

U of O President Frohmayer still supports LERC 20 years later

University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer gave high marks to the Labor Education and Research Center's (LERC) faculty and Director Margaret Hallock at a 20th anniversary celebration Oct. 3 at the Hilton Hotel here.

Medford area plans new Labor Temple

Faith in a bright future for organized labor in southern Oregon is evident with the revelation of plans for construction of a new labor center in nearby Central Point. The structure will replace the aging and outmoded Labor Temple at 24 1/2 South Grape St. in downtown Medford. This building dates from the early 1920s, labor officials say.

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