Labor headlines from the November 6, 1998, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Corvallis bus drivers veer toward strike
Bus operators in the City of Corvallis and Corvallis School District are closer to a strike after Laidlaw Inc. barely moved on its proposal to members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757.

Non-food employees at Eugene Fred Meyer go union

Non-food employees at a Fred Meyer store in Eugene voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555. It is the first Freddy's non-food department in Lane County to organize.

Multnomah County okays living wage

A resolution setting a wage and benefit floor of $9 per hour for contract workers, with a cost of living escalator, passed the Multnomah County Commission.

Painters win grievance against Portland School District

Fifty-two members of Local 10 will divide almost $25,000 in back pay starting July 1, 1998.

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