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.

Oregon's 'highest-in-nation' 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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