Labor headlines from the May 7, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Local 701's Cook takes full-time job at Port of Portland
The field staff supervisor for the Operating Engineers takes a withdrawal card from the union and also resigns his post with the Port Commission

OPEU trying to organize 'temps'

The union has been working since January to sign up 1,100 of the state's "direct hire" temp workers.

Striking Cummins Machinist takes his own life April 28

Sam Randall, a 28-year employee of Cummins Northwest Inc., committed suicide April 28 - the 102nd day of a strike by Portland Machinists Lodge 1005.

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