Labor headlines from the October 19, 2001, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

DCTU gives strike notice to City of Portland

Workers at the City of Portland began constructing picket signs and developing strategies as they prepared to walk off their jobs Monday, Oct. 22.

Senate Republican filibuster halts airline workers' aid

In a blow to workers, the U.S. Senate sustained a GOP filibuster against legislation to immediately aid some 150,000 laid-off aviation industry workers, including thousands of Pacific Northwest Boeing workers.

Freightliner wins wage cuts before announcing closure

A week after union workers at Portland's Freightliner Corp. voted to accept company demands for pay cuts and co-payments for health insurance, the Germany-based company surprised them by announcing it would close its parts plant by the middle of next year, putting some 280 union members out of work.

Wah Chang locks out 694 Albany Steelworkers

Approximately 690 Steelworkers have been locked out of their jobs at Allegheny Wah Chang since Sept. 3, following a year-long contract dispute.

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