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

Machinists strike parts department at Cummins
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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