Labor headlines from the August 18, 2000, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Powell's workers ratify first contract

With more than an 80 percent turnout, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 5 approved the three-year deal 293 to 37.

Paramount Hotel signs union contract with HERE Local 9

The new hotel is the first in the Portland area to unionize in 35 years.

Judge gags CWA at US West/Qwest

A U.S. District Court judge in Colorado has issued a permanent restraining order against Communications Workers of America forbidding the union from engaging in any type of job action against US West Communications.

Bi-Mart in hot water again with NLRB

On Aug. 1 the regional director of the NLRB issued an unfair labor practice complaint that involved six charges filed by the Teamsters between April and September 1999.

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