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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