Labor headlines from the December 19, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

WSLC's Rick Bender elected to national AFL-CIO board
Rick Bender, president of the Washington State Labor Council, has been elected to the national AFL-CIO's General Board, Washington state's first-ever representative on that panel.

Part-time parking patrol at PDX prepares to strike

Part-time parking patrol employees at Portland International Airport (PDX) are taking steps to strike if accord isn't reached soon on a new collective bargaining agreement. They are working under a contract that expired last June.

Council adopts union position on apprentice ratios

The Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council stuck by the union position in adopting a new policy of ratios for apprentices to journeypersons at its quarterly meeting at the State Office Building in Portland earlier this month.

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