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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