Labor headlines from the May 21, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Machinists vote to end strike
at Cummins NW
- Members of Machinists Lodge 1005 voted May 12 to end their strike against Cummins Northwest after 115 days on the picket line. At the same time, "permanent replacements" hired during the labor dispute have filed for a union decertification through the National Labor Relations Board.
Bi-Mart workers censored
- A dozen radio stations in Oregon's Willamette Valley and and eastern portion of the state are refusing to air a 60-second message from the the Teamsters Union representing Bi-Mart warehouse workers who are trying to win a first contract.
A member of Roofers Local 49
earns Lifesaving Award
- Todd Brewer, a member of Portland Roofers Local 49, received a Lifesaving Award from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office for saving the lives of a man and a 9-year-old boy after the car they were in plunged into the the 45-degree North Portland Harbor at Jantzen Beach on the afternoon of Dec. 13, 1998.
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