Labor headlines from the February 19, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Legislative update
Senate passes charter school bill; tip-credit lobby challenged

Trades gather to protest unfair hiring practices

Construction workers and members of the Steelworkers Union gathered here to protest unfair hiring practices at the Norcor prison job.

Union membership climbs nationally; drops in Oregon

The aggressive focus on organizing new members by U.S. labor unions is beginning to pay off as union membership grew by 100,000 in 1998 after three years of decline.

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