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

Labor talks Social Security with area politicians

For the most part, Oregon's and southwest Washington's congressional delegation are on the same page as organized labor when it comes to "fixing" this nation's Social Security system.

Intel's request for tax break wins support

Computer chip manufacturer Intel's request for tax breaks from Washington County through the state's strategic investment program (SIP) has won the support of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council (NOLC) and Columbia-Pacific Building Trades Council.

ATU files initiative petition to set prevailing wage for bus operators

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 has a bold new strategy to try to win decent wages for Corvallis city and school bus operators - take the issue directly to voters with a local ballot initiative.

Damages due for delay in reopening Hawthorne Bridge

The contractor doing the renovation work on the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland faces liquidated damages of $6,000 a day for every day the bridge remains closed after March 31, 1999, according to bid documents obtained by the Columbia-Pacific Building Trades Council.

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