Danner Boot lays off 90

Danner Boots laid off 90 employees — 70 last week, and 20 at the end of January, after a contract to manufacture combat hiker boots for the U.S. military was not renewed.

Most of those let go were members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, although some came from the ranks of management.

Workers met with union leaders, management, and a rapid response team from Labor’s Community Service Agency Feb. 25 to get assistance dealing with the job loss.

Last year, Danner, whose parent company is LaCrosse Footwear, Inc., employed roughtly 210 union workers at its facility on Airport Way in Northeast Portland. It is now down to 130.

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