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How Oregon is Turning the Page on America's Disastrous Drug War

Phillip Smith Independent Media Institute
While the expansion of treatment, and related social services is undeniably a good thing, drug decriminalization is ultimately about getting people out of the criminal justice system and ensuring that they are not sucked into it in the first place.

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ILWU President's Message: Response to Massive Fine

William E. Adams ILWU Dispatcher
The ILWU was fined $93.6 million over a labor dispute in Oregon, a sum which could bankrupt the union. Union President Adams explains that the ILWU will fight the judgement in court and will continue to defend its members, no matter the outcome.

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Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Union Rights Law Affecting Public Employers

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart The National Law Review
On June 20, 2019, Oregon governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2016 into law. The legislation brings sweeping changes for public sector employers and unions in an effort to increase unions’ direct access to represented employees at the workplace.

Rural Oregon Deserves Better

Rural Organizing Project Rural Organizing Project
ROP organizers have shown great courage, educating about - and standing up to - right-wing militia groups in rural Oregon. This post suggests important actions that the rest of us can take.
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