6 , 2006 Volume
107 Number 1
Witt ineligible to serve
South Waterfront apprenticeship deal finally gets signatures
Signatures are finally on the dotted line on a “project apprenticeship agreement” for the multi-billion-dollar South Waterfront Central District development project.
DCU members ratify Portland school pact — it expired Dec. 31
Twenty months of contentious bargaining between the Portland Public School District No. 1 and the District Council of Unions (DCU) ended last month when some 300 employees narrowly ratified a contract in voting held Dec. 15-20. Now the sides get to start all over again, because the contract’s expiration date was Dec. 31, 2005.
Freightliner lays off 130 just before Christmas break
Just four days before Christmas, Portland truck maker Freightliner told 130 workers they would be out of a job — effective at the end of their shift on Dec. 22.
Terry Lansing elected to lead Bakers Local 114
Terry Lansing has been elected financial secretary-treasurer of Portland-based Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 114.
Iron Workers #516 faces shut down at Universal Structural
Universal Structural, Inc., a Vancouver steel bridge fabricator, laid off 50 workers in December, and has plans to lay off the remaining 110 and shutter its doors in May. Iron Workers Shopmen’s Local 516 Business Manager Mike Lappier spent 17 years working at USI and learned of the layoffs in a meeting with management in December.
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