Labor headlines from the January 5, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

West's rising power bills costing thousands of union jobs

In recent months, more than 4,000 industrial workers in the Northwest have lost good-paying union jobs because of a severe energy price crisis in the Western United States.

$1.5 million gift will help LERC establish job safety programs

SAIF Corp. is giving LERC the money to develop workplace safety and training programs for union workers.

Former Precision Castparts worker gets $100k to leave

In November, Maloney received $100,000 minus taxes from Portland-based Precision Castparts, in a settlement arranged by the National Labor Relations Board.

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