Labor headlines from the February 5, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Machinists strike parts department
- Parts department employees at Cummins Northwest's distribution center on Swan Island in Portland went on strike Jan. 18.
Legislative update - Minimum
wage, farmworkers under attack in Salem
- The Legislature is back in session, which means no Oregonian is safe - especially low-income workers and minorities.
Laidlaw Inc. driving Portland
school, Corvallis bus operators closer to strike
- Bus operators for the Portland School District voted Jan. 25 to reject a contract proposal by Canadian-owned Laidlaw Inc. and at the same time authorized a strike if a new deal isn't reached soon.
Steelworkers to ratchet up
pressure on Wells Fargo
- A new team of Steelworkers has come to town. Its mission: to escalate an AFL-CIO boycott of Wells Fargo Bank and apply pressure on Oregon Steel Mills.
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