Labor headlines from the December 3, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Chief executive officers' pay exploded
- The average corporate top executive is paid 419 times as much as the average factory worker, up from a ratio of only 42-to-1 in 1980, according to two Washington think tanks.
Machinists help member win back
job, overtime pay
- An arbitrator's ruling ordered the Freightliner to reinstate Fred Lamb, 52, to his job and pay him all back wages, potential lost overtime pay, and fringe benefits totaling more than $25,000.
Locked-out Kaiser Aluminum workers
rally outside BPA office in Portland
- More than 100 locked-out Steelworkers from Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane and their allies rallied in front of the Bonneville Power Administration headquarters in Portland Nov. 15 in support of a "Good Corporate Citizenship Clause" to be included in the 2001-2006 rate case for Direct Service Industries.
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