Labor headlines from the September 3, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Machinists at Boeing vote on new contract
Just days before a strike was to begin, Machinists Union members at Boeing Co. voted on a tentative contract Sept. 1.

Devlaeminck drops out of race for president of AFL-CIO

At press time Tuesday, Aug. 31, Joe Devlaeminck, a candidate for president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, announced that he was dropping out of the race.

Fletcher to retire from top post of Oregon AFL-CIO

This month, Fletcher, 67, will preside over the last state labor federation convention of the millennium before officially turning over the gavel to a new leader Oct. 1.

City of Portland employees reject contract extension

City of Portland employees represented by the District Council of Trade Unions have rejected a proposal to extend their collective bargaining agreement for two years.

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