Labor headlines from the November 5, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Sheet Metal Local 16 strike at CleanPak is the longest in Oregon
The longest current strike in Oregon, one that has received virtually no coverage from the general media, is at CleanPak International in Clackamas, where members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 have been off the job since July 9, 1998.

Anti-WTO rally in Seattle is 'building like a tidal wave'

To combat a global race to the bottom, organized labor is mobilizing big-time to protest the Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 Seattle summit of the WTO, with most of the effort going to a massive march and rally on opening day, Nov. 30.

State corrections workers make their point in week-long strike

A week-long strike by non-security workers at the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) ended Oct. 23 following a 19-hour mediation session.

OE #701 gets first contract at SW Washington Medical Center

Nearly 16 months after workers voted to join Operating Engineers Local 701, a first contract has been ratified at Southwest Washington Medical Center.

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