Labor headlines from the August 15, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

3 Iron Workers killed in airport garage collapse
Three union Iron Workers were killed July 31 when a 150-foot section of a seven-story parking garage under construction at Portland International Airport collapsed.

Music, rides, food will highlight Labor Day picnic at Oaks Park

The largest Labor Day picnic in Oregon will take on an entirely different look this year as it moves to a new location at Oaks Park.

Striking Teamsters say 'part-time America won't work'

Approximately 2,700 members of seven Teamsters local unions affiliated with Joint Council of Teamsters 37 are involved in the nationwide strike against United Parcel Service (UPS), crippling operations at the world's largest package delivery company.

UFCW strikes Kaiser

A national labor-management cooperation project between organized labor and the Kaiser Permanente health maintenance giant has gotten off to a horrendous start. Some 270 members of Tigard-based United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 walked off the job Aug. 6 at 21 Kaiser facilities from Longview, Wash., to Salem, Ore., after a marathon 18-hour bargaining session failed.

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