Labor headlines from the June 8, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Labor coalition will advocate a
balanced approach to save fish
- Nine labor unions have formed a coalition with business groups to support near-term, non-dam-destruction methods of saving fish in the Columbia and Snake river systems.
The broken promise of U.S. labor
law: Rights guaranteed but unprotected
- The NLRB is underfunded, understaffed, and overburdened by cumbersome process; as a result, too often it fails to protect workers' union rights.
minimum wage shows benefits
- A study shows that a recent increase in the minimum wage to $6.50 an hour was good for welfare recipients and other low-wage workers
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