Labor headlines from the February 6, 1998, edition of the Northwest Labor Press

Midwest Steel fined $1.5 million in fatal airport accident
Detroit-based Midwest Steel Inc., one of the largest steel erection companies in the United States, has been hit with the largest industrial accident fine in Oregon history -- $1.52 million -- for "willful" and "egregious" violations in the collapse at the Portland airport parking garage that killed three iron workers.

PDX parking patrol may strike Feb. 9

Parking patrol men and women at Portland International Airport have given 10 days' notice to strike, effective at 4 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9. The 18 employees are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1847A. The Port of Portland operates the airport.

Iron Workers Local 516 strike at Hanna-Sherman ends after four days

Members of Portland-based Iron Workers Shopmen's Local 516 ratified a new contract at Hanna-Sherman International Inc. after striking for four days starting Jan. 27.

Longshore Union organizes workers at Sitka Sound Seafood

Employees at Sitka Sound Seafood voted 36-28 Dec. 12 for representation by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 200. There are 94 persons in the bargaining unit.

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